1 I see another evil under the sun, which goes hard with people:
2 suppose someone has received from God riches, property, honours -- nothing at all left to wish for; but God does not give the chance to enjoy them, and some stranger enjoys them. This is futile, and grievous suffering too.
Eccl 5:19 Ps 17:14 1Kgs 3:13 Ps 73:7 Job 21:9-15 Luke 12:19-20 1Chr 29:25
3 Or take someone who has had a hundred children and lived for many years, and, having reached old age, has never enjoyed the good things of life and has not even got a tomb; it seems to me, a still-born child is happier.
Eccl 4:3 Job 3:16 Jer 22:19 2Kgs 9:35 Gen 47:9 Isa 14:19-20 1Chr 28:5
4 In futility it came, into darkness it departs, and in darkness will its name be buried.
5 It has never so much as seen or known the sun; all the same, it will rest more easily than that person,
Job 3:10-13 Job 14:1 Ps 58:8 Ps 90:7-9
6 who would never have known the good things of life, even by living a thousand years twice over. Do we not all go to the same place in the end?
Eccl 3:20 Heb 9:27 Job 30:23 Eccl 6:3 Eccl 12:7 Gen 5:5 Gen 5:23-24
7 All toil is for the mouth, yet the appetite is never satisfied.
John 6:27 Prov 16:26 1Tim 6:6-8 Matt 6:25 Eccl 5:10 Gen 3:17-19 Eccl 6:3
8 What advantage has the wise over the fool? And what of the pauper who knows how to behave in society?
Eccl 2:14-16 1Tim 6:17 Eccl 5:11 Gen 17:1 Luke 1:6 Ps 101:2 Ps 116:9
9 Better the object seen than the sting of desire: for the latter too is futile and chasing after the wind.
Eccl 1:14 Eccl 1:2 Eccl 2:11 Eccl 2:22-24 Eccl 3:12-13 Eccl 4:4 Eccl 5:18
10 What has been is already defined -- we know what people are: They cannot bring to justice one who is stronger than themselves.
Job 9:32 Isa 45:9-10 Eccl 3:15 Job 40:2 Rom 9:19-20 Eccl 1:9-11 Gen 3:9
11 The more we say, the more futile it is: what good can we derive from it?
Eccl 5:7 Eccl 1:6-9 Eccl 1:17-18 Eccl 2:3-11 Eccl 3:19 Eccl 4:1-4 Eccl 4:8
12 And who knows what is best for someone during life, during the days of futile life which are spent like a shadow? Who can tell anyone what will happen after him under the sun?
Jas 4:14 Job 14:2 Lam 3:24-27 Eccl 3:22 Eccl 8:7 Eccl 8:13 Ps 39:5-6