Thus I hated1all the fruit of my labor for which I had laboredunder the sun, for I must 2leave it to the manwho will comeafter me.
And whoknows whether he will be a wisemanor3a fool? Yet he will have acontroloverall the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by actingwiselyunder the sun. Thistoo is 4vanity.
Therefore I bcompletelydespaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had laboredunder the sun.
21Whenthere is a manwho has labored with wisdom, knowledge and 5skill, then he 6gives his clegacy to onewho has not labored with them. Thistoo is vanity and a greatevil.
For what does a manget in 7all his labor and in dhis striving with which he laborsunder the sun?
23Becauseall his days his task is painful and 8grievous; even at night his emind9does not rest. Thistoo is vanity.
24There is 10nothingbetter for a man than to eat and drink and ftellhimself that his labor is good. Thisalso I have seen that it is 11from the hand of God.
For who can eat and who can haveenjoymentwithoutgHim?
For to a personwho is good in His sight12He has givenwisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may 13give to onewho is good in God'ssight. Thistoo is 14vanity and striving after wind.