Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 3:16-22

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Ecclesiastes 3:16-22

NIV 16 And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment--wickedness was there, in the place of justice--wickedness was there. NIV 16 And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment--wickedness was there, in the place of justice--wickedness was there. NIV 17 I thought in my heart, "God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed." NIV 17 I thought in my heart, "God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed." NIV 18 I also thought, "As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. NIV 18 I also thought, "As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. NIV 19 Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. NIV 19 Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. NIV 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. NIV 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. NIV 21 Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?" NIV 21 Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?" NIV 22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him? NIV 22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?