Ecclesiastes 9:1-6 NRS

1 All this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hate one does not know. Everything that confronts them
2 is vanity, a since the same fate comes to all, to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, b to the clean and the unclean, to those who sacrifice and those who do not sacrifice. As are the good, so are the sinners; those who swear are like those who shun an oath.

References for Ecclesiastes 9:2

    • } 9:2 - Syr Compare Gk: Heb [Everything that confronts them +V2+Wis everything]
    • ~ 9:2 - Gk Syr Vg: Heb lacks [and the evil]
      3 This is an evil in all that happens under the sun, that the same fate comes to everyone. Moreover, the hearts of all are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
      4 But whoever is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
      5 The living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no more reward, and even the memory of them is lost.
      6 Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished; never again will they have any share in all that happens under the sun.