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(A)There is one to whom God gives riches and property and honor, and who lacks nothing the heart could desire; yet God does not grant the power to partake of them, but a stranger devours them. This is vanity and a dire plague. Should one have a hundred children and live many years, no matter to what great age, still if one has not the full benefit of those goods, I proclaim that the child born dead, even if left unburied, is more fortunate.[a] (B)Though it came in vain and goes into darkness and its name is enveloped in darkness,

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  1. 6:3 Even a large family and exceptionally long life cannot compensate for the absence of good things and the joy which they bring.

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