Ecclesiastes 6:7-12 NIV

7 All man's efforts are for his mouth, yet his appetite is never satisfied.1

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8 What advantage has a wise man over a fool?2 What does a poor man gain by knowing how to conduct himself before others?

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9 Better what the eye sees than the roving of the appetite. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.3

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10 Whatever exists has already been named,4 and what man is has been known; no man can contend with one who is stronger than he.

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11 The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?
12 For who knows what is good for a man in life, during the few and meaningless days5 he passes through like a shadow?6 Who can tell him what will happen under the sun after he is gone?

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