I said in mine heart,God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.18
I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that Goda might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.19
For that which befalleth the sons of menbefallethbeasts; even one thingbefalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all onebreath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.20
All go unto oneplace; all are of the dust, and all turn to dustagain .
Who knoweth the spirit of manbthatgoethupward, and the spirit of the beast that goethdownward to the earth?22
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?