11 There is no (A)remembrance of former things,[a]
    nor will there be any remembrance
of later things[b] yet to be
    among those who come after.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 1:11 Or former people
  2. Ecclesiastes 1:11 Or later people

Those Who Fear God Will Do Well

10 Then I saw the wicked buried. They used to go in and out of (A)the holy place and were (B)praised[a] in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 8:10 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts forgotten
  2. Ecclesiastes 8:10 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath”; also twice in verse 14 (see note on 1:2)

12 I have been (A)forgotten like one who is dead;
    I have become like (B)a broken vessel.

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like one set loose among the dead,
    like the slain that lie in the grave,
like those whom (A)you remember no more,
    for they are (B)cut off from your hand.

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12 Are your (A)wonders known in (B)the darkness,
    or your righteousness in the land of (C)forgetfulness?

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14 They are dead, they will not live;
    they are shades, they will not arise;
to that end you have visited them with destruction
    and wiped out all remembrance of them.

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