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Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
If a man beget a hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul be not filled with good, and moreover he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he:
Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, Nor hid trouble from mine eyes.
Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me.
because he slew me not from the womb; and so my mother would have been my grave, and her womb always great.
But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!
For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that never gave suck.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.
So I hated life, because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and a striving after wind.
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then would I fly away, and be at rest.
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
Seeing there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?