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

 
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10 Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he. 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, and what is man 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 man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will be after him 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?