[a]Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; (A)for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.

10 (B)Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your (C)might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.

11 I returned (D)and saw under the sun that—

The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and (E)chance happen to them all.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Lit. See life