Ecclesiastes 6:10-12 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 Whatever happens, happens. Its destiny is fixed. You can't argue with fate. 10 Whatever exists has already been named, and what man is has been known; no man can contend with one who is stronger than he.
11 The more words that are spoken, the more smoke there is in the air. And who is any better off? 11 The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?
12 And who knows what's best for us as we live out our meager smoke-and-shadow lives? And who can tell any of us the next chapter of our lives? 12 For who knows what is good for a man in life, during the few and meaningless days he passes through like a shadow? Who can tell him what will happen under the sun after he is gone?