I also saw this ·here on earth [L under the sun; 1:3]: ·Where there should have been justice [L The place of judgment], there was evil; ·where there should have been right [L the place of righteousness; C the courtroom], there was evil.
I took another good look at what’s going on: The very place of judgment—corrupt! The place of righteousness—corrupt! I said to myself, “God will judge righteous and wicked.” There’s a right time for every thing, every deed—and there’s no getting around it. I said to myself regarding the human race, “God’s testing the lot of us, showing us up as nothing but animals.”
I saw under [the] sun unfaithfulness in the place of doom; and wickedness in the place of rightfulness. (I saw under the sun unfaithfulness in place ofjudgement, or of justice; and wickedness in place of righteousness, or of uprightness.)
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