There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve.1 This too, I say, is meaningless.215
So I commend the enjoyment of life3, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink4 and be glad.5 Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.
When I applied my mind to know wisdom6 and to observe man's labor on earth7--his eyes not seeing sleep day or night--
then I saw all that God has done.8 No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, man cannot discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot really comprehend it.9