1 H5414 [H8804] For all this I considered H3820 in my heart H952 [H8800] even to declare 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 [H8802] knoweth 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 [H8802] ; to him that sacrificeth H834 , and to him that H2076 [H8802] sacrificeth H2896 not: as is the good H2398 [H8802] , so is the sinner H7650 [H8737] ; and he that sweareth H3373 , as he that feareth H7621 an oath.
3 H7451 This is an evil H6213 [H8738] among all things that are done H8121 under the sun H259 , that there is one H4745 event H3820 to all: yea, also the heart H1121 of the sons H120 of men H4390 [H8804] is full H7451 of evil H1947 , and madness H3824 is in their heart H2416 while they live H310 , and after H4191 [H8801] that they go to the dead.
4 H4310 For H3426 to him that is H2266 H977 [H8792] joined H2416 to all the living H986 there is hope H2416 : for a living H3611 dog H2896 is better H4191 [H8801] than a dead H738 lion.
5 H2416 For the living H3045 [H8802] know H4191 [H8799] that they shall die H4191 [H8801] : but the dead H3045 [H8802] know H3972 not any thing H7939 , neither have they any more a reward H2143 ; for the memory H7911 [H8738] of them is forgotten.
6 H160 Also their love H8135 , and their hatred H7068 , and their envy H3528 , hath now H6 [H8804] perished H2506 ; neither have they any more a portion H5769 for ever H6213 [H8738] in any thing that is done H8121 under the sun.
7 H3212 [H8798] Go thy way H398 [H8798] , eat H3899 thy bread H8057 with joy H8354 [H8798] , and drink H3196 thy wine H2896 with a merry H3820 heart H430 ; for God H3528 now H7521 [H8804] accepteth H4639 thy works.
8 H899 Let thy garments H6256 be always H3836 white H7218 ; and let thy head H2637 [H8799] lack H8081 no ointment.
9 H2416 Live H7200 [H8798] joyfully H802 with the wife H157 [H8804] whom thou lovest H3117 all the days H2416 of the life H1892 of thy vanity H5414 [H8804] , which he hath given 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 Whatever thy hand H4672 [H8799] findeth H6213 [H8800] to do H6213 [H8798] , do 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 [H8802] , where thou goest.
11 H7725 [H8804] I returned H7200 [H8800] , and saw 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 [H8737] to men of understanding H2580 , nor yet favour H3045 [H8802] to men of skill H6256 ; but time H6294 and chance H7136 [H8799] happeneth to them all.
12 H120 For man H3045 [H8799] also knoweth H6256 not his time H1709 : as the fishes H270 [H8737] that are taken H7451 in an evil H4685 net H6833 , and as the birds H270 [H8803] that are caught H6341 in the snare H1992 ; so H1121 are the sons H120 of men H3369 [H8795] snared H7451 in an evil H6256 time H5307 [H8799] , when it falleth H6597 suddenly upon them.
13 H2090 This H2451 wisdom H7200 [H8804] have I seen H8121 also under the sun H1419 , and it seemed to me great:
14 H6996 There was a little H5892 city H4592 , and few H582 men H935 [H8804] within it; and there came H1419 a great H4428 king H5437 [H8804] against it, and besieged H1129 [H8804] it, and built H1419 great H4685 bulwarks against it:
15 H4672 [H8804] Now there was found H4542 in it a poor H2450 wise H376 man H2451 , and he by his wisdom H4422 [H8765] delivered H5892 the city H120 ; yet no man H2142 [H8804] remembered H4542 that same poor H376 man.
16 H559 [H8804] Then said H2451 I, Wisdom H2896 is better H1369 than strength H4542 : nevertheless the poor man's H2451 wisdom H959 [H8803] is despised H1697 , and his words H8085 [H8737] are not heard.
17 H1697 The words H2450 of wise H8085 [H8737] men are heard H5183 in quiet H2201 more than the cry H4910 [H8802] of him that ruleth H3684 among fools.