1 H5414 For all this I considered [H8804] H3820 in my heart H952 even to declare [H8800] H6662 all this, that the righteous H2450 , and the wise H5652 , and their works H3027 , are in the hand H430 of God H120 : no man H3045 knoweth [H8802] H1571 either H160 love H8135 or hatred H6440 by all that is before them.
2 H259 All things come alike to all: 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 sacrificeth [H8802] H834 , and to him that H2076 sacrificeth [H8802] H2896 not: as is the good H2398 , so is the sinner [H8802] H7650 ; and he that sweareth [H8737] H3373 , as he that feareth H7621 an oath.
3 H7451 This is an evil H6213 among all things that are done [H8738] H8121 under the sun H259 , that there is one H4745 event H3820 unto all: yea, also the heart H1121 of the sons H120 of men H4390 is full [H8804] 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 [H8801] .
4 H4310 For H3426 to him that is H2266 joined [H8792] [H8675] H977 [H8792] H2416 to all the living H986 there is hope H2416 : for a living H3611 dog H2896 is better H4191 than a dead [H8801] H738 lion.
5 H2416 For the living H3045 know [H8802] H4191 that they shall die [H8799] H4191 : but the dead [H8801] H3045 know [H8802] H3972 not any thing H7939 , neither have they any more a reward H2143 ; for the memory H7911 of them is forgotten [H8738] .
6 H160 Also their love H8135 , and their hatred H7068 , and their envy H3528 , is now H6 perished [H8804] H2506 ; neither have they any more a portion H5769 for ever H6213 in any thing that is done [H8738] H8121 under the sun.
7 H3212 Go thy way [H8798] H398 , eat [H8798] H3899 thy bread H8057 with joy H8354 , and drink [H8798] H3196 thy wine H2896 with a merry H3820 heart H430 ; for God H3528 now H7521 accepteth [H8804] H4639 thy works.
8 H899 Let thy garments H6256 be always H3836 white H7218 ; and let thy head H2637 lack [H8799] H8081 no ointment.
9 H2416 Live H7200 joyfully [H8798] H802 with the wife H157 whom thou lovest [H8804] H3117 all the days H2416 of the life H1892 of thy vanity H5414 , which he hath given [H8804] H8121 thee under the sun H3117 , all the days H1892 of thy vanity H2506 : for that is thy portion H2416 in this life H5999 , and in thy labour H6001 which thou takest H8121 under the sun.
10 H3027 Whatsoever thy hand H4672 findeth [H8799] H6213 to do [H8800] H6213 , do [H8798] H3581 it with thy might H4639 ; for there is no work H2808 , nor device H1847 , nor knowledge H2451 , nor wisdom H7585 , in the grave H1980 , whither thou goest [H8802] .
11 H7725 I returned [H8804] H7200 , and saw [H8800] H8121 under the sun H4793 , that the race H7031 is not to the swift H4421 , nor the battle H1368 to the strong H3899 , neither yet bread H2450 to the wise H6239 , nor yet riches H995 to men of understanding [H8737] H2580 , nor yet favour H3045 to men of skill [H8802] H6256 ; but time H6294 and chance H7136 happeneth [H8799] to them all.
12 H120 For man H3045 also knoweth [H8799] H6256 not his time H1709 : as the fishes H270 that are taken [H8737] H7451 in an evil H4685 net H6833 , and as the birds H270 that are caught [H8803] H6341 in the snare H1992 ; so H1121 are the sons H120 of men H3369 snared [H8795] H7451 in an evil H6256 time H5307 , when it falleth [H8799] H6597 suddenly upon them.
13 H2090 This H2451 wisdom H7200 have I seen [H8804] H8121 also under the sun H1419 , and it seemed great unto me:
14 H6996 There was a little H5892 city H4592 , and few H582 men H935 within it; and there came [H8804] H1419 a great H4428 king H5437 against it, and besieged [H8804] H1129 it, and built [H8804] H1419 great H4685 bulwarks against it:
15 H4672 Now there was found [H8804] H4542 in it a poor H2450 wise H376 man H2451 , and he by his wisdom H4422 delivered [H8765] H5892 the city H120 ; yet no man H2142 remembered [H8804] H4542 that same poor H376 man.
16 H559 Then said [H8804] H2451 I, Wisdom H2896 is better H1369 than strength H4542 : nevertheless the poor man's H2451 wisdom H959 is despised [H8803] H1697 , and his words H8085 are not heard [H8737] .
17 H1697 The words H2450 of wise H8085 men are heard [H8737] H5183 in quiet H2201 more than the cry H4910 of him that ruleth [H8802] H3684 among fools.