Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 6:10-12

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Ecclesiastes 6:10-12

MSG 10 Whatever happens, happens. Its destiny is fixed. You can't argue with fate. NIV 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. MSG 11 The more words that are spoken, the more smoke there is in the air. And who is any better off? NIV 11 The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone? MSG 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? NIV 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?