[a](A)Rejoice with the wife whom thou hast loved all the days of the life of thy vanity, which God hath given thee under the sun all the days of thy vanity: for this is thy portion in the life, and in thy travail wherein thou laborest under the sun.

10 All that thine hand shall find to do, do it with all thy power: for there is neither work nor invention, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest.

11 I returned, and I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor yet bread to the wise, nor also riches to men of understanding, neither yet favor to men of knowledge: but time and [b]chance cometh to them all.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Hebrew, regard the life.
  2. Ecclesiastes 9:11 Thus the worldlings say to prove that all things are lawful for them, and attribute that to chance and fortune, which is done by the providence of God.