Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 NIV

5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten.

References for Ecclesiastes 9:5

6 Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun.

References for Ecclesiastes 9:6

Study tools for Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

  • a 9:2 - Septuagint (Aquila), Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew does not have "and the bad."
  • b 9:4 - Or "What then is to be chosen? With all who live, there is hope"