1 H3605 For all H2088 this H5414 I considered H3820 in my heart H952 even to declare H3605 all H2088 this, H6662 that the righteous, H2450 and the wise, H5652 and their works, H3027 are in the hand H430 of God: H369 no H120 man H3045 knows H1571 either H160 love H8135 or hatred H3605 by all H6440 that is before them.
2 H3605 All H834 things come alike H3605 to all: H259 there is one H4745 event H6662 to the righteous, H7563 and to the wicked; H2896 to the good H2889 and to the clean, H2931 and to the unclean; H2076 to him that sacrifices, H2076 and to him that sacrifices H2896 not: as is the good, H2398 so is the sinner; H7650 and he that swears, H3373 as he that fears H7621 an oath.
3 H2088 This H7451 is an evil H3605 among all H6213 things that are done H8478 under H8121 the sun, H259 that there is one H4745 event H3605 to all: H1571 yes, H1571 also H3820 the heart H1121 of the sons H120 of men H4390 is full H7451 of evil, H1947 and madness H3824 is in their heart H2416 while they live, H310 and after H4191 that they go to the dead.
4 H977 For to him that is joined H3605 to all H2416 the living H986 there is hope: H2416 for a living H3611 dog H2896 is better H4480 than H4191 a dead H738 lion.
5 H2416 For the living H3045 know H4191 that they shall die: H4191 but the dead H3045 know H3972 not any H1571 thing, neither H369 H5750 have they any more H7939 a reward; H2143 for the memory H7911 of them is forgotten.
6 H1571 Also H160 their love, H8135 and their hatred, H7068 and their envy, H3528 is now H6 perished; H1571 neither H369 H5750 have they any more H2506 a portion H5769 for ever H3605 in any H6213 thing that is done H8478 under H8121 the sun.
7 H3212 Go H398 your way, eat H3899 your bread H8057 with joy, H8354 and drink H3196 your wine H2896 with a merry H3820 heart; H430 for God H3528 now H7521 accepts H4639 your works.
8 H899 Let your garments H3605 be always H6256 H3836 white; H7218 and let your head H2637 lack H408 no H8081 ointment.
9 H2416 Live H2416 joyfully H802 with the wife H834 whom H157 you love H3605 all H3117 the days H2416 of the life H1892 of your vanity, H834 which H5414 he has given H8478 you under H8121 the sun, H3605 all H3117 the days H1892 of your vanity: H2506 for that is your portion H2088 in this H2416 life, H5999 and in your labor H6001 which you take H8478 under H8121 the sun.
10 H3605 Whatever H834 H3027 your hand H4672 finds H6213 to do, H6213 do H3581 it with your might; H369 for there is no H4639 work, H2808 nor device, H1847 nor knowledge, H2451 nor wisdom, H7585 in the grave, H834 where H8033 H1980 you go.
11 H7725 I returned, H7200 and saw H8478 under H8121 the sun, H4793 that the race H7031 is not to the swift, H3808 nor H4421 the battle H1368 to the strong, H3808 neither H1571 yet H3899 bread H2450 to the wise, H3808 nor H1571 yet H6239 riches H995 to men of understanding, H3808 nor H1571 yet H2580 favor H3045 to men of skill; H6256 but time H6294 and chance H7136 happens H3605 to them all.
12 H120 For man H1571 also H3045 knows H6256 not his time: H1709 as the fishes H270 that are taken H7451 in an evil H4686 net, H6833 and as the birds H270 that are caught H6341 in the snare; H1992 so H1121 are the sons H120 of men H3369 snared H7451 in an evil H6256 time, H5307 when it falls H6597 suddenly on them.
13 H2090 This H2451 wisdom H7200 have I seen H1571 also H8478 under H8121 the sun, H1419 and it seemed great to me:
14 H6996 There was a little H5892 city, H4592 and few H582 men H935 within it; and there came H1419 a great H4428 king H413 against H5437 it, and besieged H1129 it, and built H1419 great H4685 bulwarks H5921 against it:
15 H4672 Now there was found H4542 in it a poor H2450 wise H376 man, H2451 and he by his wisdom H4422 delivered H5892 the city; H3808 yet no H120 man H2142 remembered H1931 that same H4542 poor H376 man.
16 H559 Then said H2451 I, Wisdom H2896 is better H1369 than strength: H4542 nevertheless the poor H2451 man’s wisdom H959 is despised, H1697 and his words H8085 are not heard.
17 H1697 The words H2450 of wise H8085 men are heard H5183 in quiet H2201 more than the cry H4910 of him that rules H3684 among fools.