Moreover, 25I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even 26there was wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness.
I said in my heart, 27God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is 28a time for every matter and for every work.
I said in my heart with regard to the children of man that God is testing them that they may see that they themselves are but 29beasts.
1930For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity.
All go to one place. All are from 31the dust, and to dust all return.
Who knows whether 32the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down into the earth?
So I saw that there is 33nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for 34that is his lot. Who can bring him to see 35what will be after him?