1 H3426 There is H7451 an evil H7200 which I have seen [H8804] H8121 under the sun H7227 , and it is common H120 among men:
2 H376 A man H430 to whom God H5414 hath given [H8799] H6239 riches H5233 , wealth H3519 , and honour H2638 , so that he wanteth H5315 nothing for his soul H183 of all that he desireth [H8691] H430 , yet God H7980 giveth him not power [H8686] H398 to eat [H8800] H376 thereof, but a stranger H5237 H398 eateth [H8799] H1892 it: this is vanity H7451 , and it is an evil H2483 disease.
3 H376 If a man H3205 beget [H8686] H3967 an hundred H2421 children, and live [H8799] H7227 many H8141 years H3117 , so that the days H8141 of his years H7227 be many H5315 , and his soul H7646 be not filled [H8799] H2896 with good H6900 , and also that he have no burial H559 ; I say [H8804] H5309 , that an untimely birth H2896 is better than he.
4 H935 For he cometh [H8804] H1892 in with vanity H3212 , and departeth [H8799] H2822 in darkness H8034 , and his name H3680 shall be covered [H8792] H2822 with darkness.
5 H7200 Moreover he hath not seen [H8804] H8121 the sun H3045 , nor known [H8804] H2088 any thing : this H5183 hath more rest H2088 than the other.
6 H432 Yea, though H2421 he live [H8804] H505 a thousand H8141 years H6471 twice H7200 told, yet hath he seen [H8804] H2896 no good H1980 : do not all go [H8802] H259 to one H4725 place?
7 H5999 All the labour H120 of man H6310 is for his mouth H5315 , and yet the appetite H4390 is not filled [H8735] .
8 H2450 For what hath the wise H3148 more H3684 than the fool H6041 ? what hath the poor H3045 , that knoweth [H8802] H1980 to walk [H8800] H2416 before the living?
9 H2896 Better H4758 is the sight H5869 of the eyes H1980 than the wandering [H8800] H5315 of the desire H1892 : this is also vanity H7469 and vexation H7307 of spirit.
10 H7121 That which hath been is named [H8738] H8034 H3528 already H3045 , and it is known [H8737] H120 that it is man H3201 : neither may [H8799] H1777 he contend [H8800] H8623 with him that is mightier than he.
11 H3426 Seeing there be H7235 many [H8687] H1697 things H7235 that increase [H8688] H1892 vanity H120 , what is man H3148 the better?