But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, 1how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are 2in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him.
23It is the same for all, since 4the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil,a to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who 5swears is as he who shuns an oath.
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that 6the same event happens to all. Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and 7madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.