Ecclesiastes 3:2; Ecclesiastes 4:14; Ecclesiastes 5:14; Ecclesiastes 6:3; Ecclesiastes 7:1
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom.
or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him.
A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.
A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.