Ecclesiastes 6:1-6 CSB

1 Here is a tragedy I have observed under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity:a

References for Ecclesiastes 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Or it is common among men
      2 God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor so that he lacks nothing of all he desires for himself, but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a sickening tragedy.
      3 A man may father a hundred children and live many years. No matter how long he lives,b if he is not satisfied by good things and does not even have a proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.

      References for Ecclesiastes 6:3

        • b 6:3 - Lit how many years
          4 For he comes in futility and he goes in darkness, and his name is shrouded in darkness.
          5 Though a stillborn child does not see the sun and is not conscious, it has more rest than he.
          6 And if he lives a thousand years twice, but does not experience happiness, do not both go to the same place?