Ecclesiastes 2:17; Ecclesiastes 4:2; Ecclesiastes 4:15; Ecclesiastes 5:18; Ecclesiastes 5:20; Ecclesiastes 6:12; Ecclesiastes 7:2; Ecclesiastes 8:15; Ecclesiastes 9:3-5; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Ecclesiastes 10:19
Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.
I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.
Behold that which I have seen : it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink , and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.
For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat , and to drink , and to be merry : for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead .
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
For the living know that they shall die : but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten .
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry : but money answereth all things.