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

 
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10 Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what human beings are, and that they are not able to dispute with those who are stronger. 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, the more vanity, so how is one the better? 11 The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?
12 For who knows what is good for mortals while they live the few days of their vain life, which they pass like a shadow? For who can tell them what will be after them under the sun? 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?