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Ecclesiastes 5:8-20

NIV 8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still. NIV 8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still. NIV 9 The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields. NIV 9 The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields. NIV 10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. NIV 10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. NIV 11 As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them? NIV 11 As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them? NIV 12 The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep. NIV 12 The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep. NIV 13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner, NIV 13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner, NIV 14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him. NIV 14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him. NIV 15 Naked a man comes from his mother's womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand. NIV 15 Naked a man comes from his mother's womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand. NIV 16 This too is a grievous evil: As a man comes, so he departs, and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind? NIV 16 This too is a grievous evil: As a man comes, so he departs, and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind? NIV 17 All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger. NIV 17 All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger. NIV 18 Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him--for this is his lot. NIV 18 Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him--for this is his lot. NIV 19 Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work--this is a gift of God. NIV 19 Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work--this is a gift of God. NIV 20 He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart. NIV 20 He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.