19 The small and the great are there,(A)
    and the slaves are freed from their owners.

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“Your hands shaped(A) me and made me.
    Will you now turn and destroy me?(B)

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All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad,[a] the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not.

As it is with the good,
    so with the sinful;
as it is with those who take oaths,
    so with those who are afraid to take them.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:2 Septuagint (Aquila), Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew does not have and the bad.

This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all.(A) The hearts of people, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live,(B) and afterward they join the dead.(C)

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and say to her: ‘This is what the Lord says: I am against you.(A) I will draw my sword(B) from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked.(C)

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