Ecclesiastes 6:1-6 (Douay-Rheims)

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1 There is also another evil, which I have seen under the sun, and that frequent among men: 2 A man to whom God hath given riches, and substance, and honour, and his soul wanteth nothing of all that he desireth: yet God doth not give him power to eat thereof, but a stranger shall eat it up. This is vanity and a great misery. 3 If a man beget a hundred children, and live many years, and attain to a great age, and his soul make no use of the goods of his substance, and he be without burial: of this man I pronounce, that the untimely born is better than he. 4 For he came in vain, and goeth to darkness, and his name shall be wholly forgotten. 5 He hath not seen the sun, nor known the distance of good and evil: 6 Although he lived two thousand years, and hath not enjoyed good things: do not all make haste to one place?
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