Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever, seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And also the wise man shall die the same as the fool.
Nevertheless man will not abide forever in honour; he is like the beasts that are cut off.
A carnal man does not know, neither does a fool understand this:
2 Samuel 14:14
For it is certain that we die and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person; yet he does devise means that his outcasts not be expelled from him.
But when man shall die and be cut off, and the man shall perish, where shall he be?
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their spirit, they cease to exist and return to their dust.
Therefore my heart began to despair again regarding all the labour which I took under the sun.
Behold, thou hast made my days as a handbreadth, and my age is as nothing before thee; verily every man that lives is altogether vanity. Selah.
Remember how short my time is; why hast thou made all men subject to vanity?