1 I have noticed that in this world a serious injustice is done.
2 God will give us wealth, honor, and property, yes, everything we want, but then will not let us enjoy it. Some stranger will enjoy it instead. It is useless, and it just isn't right.
3 We may have a hundred children and live a long time, but no matter how long we live, if we do not get our share of happiness and do not receive a decent burial, then I say that a baby born dead is better off.
4 It does that baby no good to be born; it disappears into darkness, where it is forgotten.
5 It never sees the light of day or knows what life is like, but at least it has found rest -
6 more so than the man who never enjoys life, though he may live two thousand years. After all, both of them are going to the same place.