So I turned to 1considerwisdom, madness and folly ; for what will the man do who will comeafter the king except 2what has already been done ?
And I saw that 3wisdomexcelsfolly as lightexcelsdarkness.
The wiseman'seyes are in his head, but the 4foolwalks in darkness. And yet I know that 5onefatebefalls them both.
Then I saidato myself, "6As is the fate of the fool, it will alsobefall me. 7Whythen have I beenextremelywise ?" So bI said to myself, "Thistoo is vanity."
For there is 8noclastingremembrance of the wiseman as with the fool, inasmuch as in the comingdaysall will be forgotten. And 9how the wiseman and the foolalikedie !
So I 10hatedlife, for the workwhich had been doneunder the sun was dgrievous to me; becauseeverything is futility and striving after wind.