God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor(A) so that he lacks nothing of all he desires for himself,(B) but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a sickening tragedy. A man may father a hundred children and live many years. No matter how long he lives,[a] if he is not satisfied by good things and does not even have a proper burial,(C) I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.(D) For he comes in futility and he goes in darkness, and his name is shrouded in darkness.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 6:3 Lit how many years

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