Eclesiastes 6

1 There is an euill, which I sawe vnder the sunne, and it is much among men:

2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he lacketh nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat of it, but a stranger eateth it: this [is] vanity, and it [is] an evil disease.

3 If a man begetteth an hundred [children], and liveth many years, so that the days of his years are many, and his soul is not filled with good, and also [that] he hath no burial; I say, [that] an untimely birth [is] better than he.

4 For he cometh with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.

5 Also he hath not seene ye sunne, nor knowen it: therefore this hath more rest then the other.

6 And if he had liued a thousand yeeres twise tolde, and had seene no good, shall not all goe to one place?

7 All the labour of man [is] for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

8 For what hath the wise man more then the foole? what hath the poore that knoweth how to walke before the liuing?

9 Better [is] the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this [is] also vanity and vexation of spirit.

10 That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it [is] man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

11 {\cf2 (7:1)} Svrely there be many things that increase vanitie: and what auaileth it man?

12 For who knoweth what [is] good for man in [this] life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?