For 1there is a proper time and procedure for everydelight, though a man'strouble is heavy upon him.
7Ifnoone2knowswhat will happen, who can tell him when it will happen ?
83Nomanhasauthority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death ; and there is nodischarge in the time of war, and 4evil will not deliverathose whopractice it.
9Allthis I have seen and applied my bmind to everydeed that has been doneunder the sunwherein a man has exercised5authority over another man to his hurt.
10So then, I have seen the wickedburied, those who used to go in and out from the holyplace, and they are 6soon forgotten in the citywhere they didthus. Thistoo is futility.
11Because the 7sentence against an evildeed is not executedquickly, therefore8the hearts of the sons of men among them are givenfully to doevil.
12Although a sinnerdoesevil a hundred times and may 9lengthen his life, still I know that it will be 10well for those who fearGod, whofearcHim openly .
But it will 11not be well for the evilman and he will not lengthen his days like a 12shadow, because he does not fearGod.
14There is futilitywhich is done on the earth, that is, there are 13righteousmen to whom it dhappens according to the deeds of the wicked. On the other hand, there are 14evilmen to whom it ehappens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that thistoo is futility.
So I commendedpleasure, for there is nothinggood for 15a manunder the sunexcept to eat and to drink and to be merry, and this will stand by him in his ftoils throughout the days of his lifewhichGod has given him under the sun.
16When I 16gave my heart to knowwisdom and to see the taskwhich has been done on the earth (eventhoughone should g17neversleepday or night ),