Ecclesiastes 6

1I have seen another thing in this life that is not fair. It is very hard to understand: 2God gives a person great wealth, riches, and honor. That person has everything he needs and everything he could ever want. But then God does not let that person enjoy those things. Some stranger comes and takes everything. This is a very bad and senseless thing. 3A person might live a long time. And that person might have 100 children. But if that person is not satisfied with those good things, and if no one remembers him after his death, then I say that a baby that dies at birth is better off than that man. 4It is really senseless when a baby is born dead. That baby is quickly buried in a dark grave, without even a name. 5That baby never saw the sun. That baby never knew anything. But that baby finds more rest than the man that never enjoyed the things God gave him. 6That man might live 2,000 years. But if he does not enjoy life, then the baby that was born dead has found the easiest way to the same end. 7A man works and works. Why? To feed himself. But he is never satisfied. 8In this way, a wise man is no better than a foolish person. It is better to be a poor man that knows how to accept life as it is. 9It is better to be happy with the things you have than to always want more and more. Always wanting more and more is useless. It is like trying to catch the wind. 10- 11A man is only what he was created to be—a man. And it is useless to argue about it. A man can’t argue with God about this. Why? Because God is more powerful than man. And a long argument will not change that fact. 12Who knows what is best for a person during his short life on earth? His life passes like a shadow. No one can tell him what will happen later.

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