Comes to All
Then I saw the wicked buried, who
come and gone from the place of holiness,
they were forgotten in the city
where they had so done. This also is vanity.
Because the sentence against an evil
is not executed speedily, therefore
heart of the sons of men is fully set in
that do evil. Though a sinner does
a hundred times, and his days are prolonged,
I surely know that it will be well
those who fear God, who fear before Him.
it will not be well with the
Wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which
as a shadow, because he does not fear
Knows Not What Will Come After Him (9:1-12)
For I consider all this in my heart,
that I could declare it all: that the
righteous and the wise and their works are
the hands of God. People know neither
nor hatred by anything they see before
them. All things come alike to all:
One event happens to the righteous
and the wicked;
To the good, the clean, and the
To him who sacrifices and him
who does not sacrifice.
As is the good, so is the sinner;
He who takes an oath as he who
fears an oath.
This is an evil in all that is done under the
that one thing that happens to all. Truly the
hearts of the sons of men are full of evil;
madness is in their hearts while they live,
after that they go to the dead. But for
who is joined to all the living there is
hope, for a living dog is better than a dead
For the living know that they will
But the dead know nothing,
And they have no more reward,
For the memory of this is
Also their love, their hatred, and
their envy have now
Nevermore will they have a share
In anything done under the sun.
Go, eat your bread with joy,
And drink your wine with a merry
For God has already accepted your
Let your garments always be
And let your head lack no oil.
Death in Life: 12: 1-8
Remember now your Creator in
the days of your youth,
Before the difficult days come,
the years draw near when
have no pleasure in them:
While the sun and the light,
moon and the stars,
clouds do not return after
the day when the keepers of the
strong men bow down;
the grinders cease because
they are few,
those that look through the
windows grow dim;
the doors are shut in the
the sound of grinding is low;
one rises up at the sound of
all the daughters of music
are brought low.
they are afraid of height,
of terrors in the way;
the almond tree blossoms,
grasshopper is a burden,
man goes to his eternal home,
the mourners go about the streets.
Remember your Creator before the
silver cord is loosed,
the golden bowl is broken,
the pitcher shattered at the
the wheel broken at the well.
the dust will return to the
earth as it was,
the spirit will return to God
Who gave it.
Vanity of vanities, says the
All is vanity.