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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 sons, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, but his soul be not filled with good, and also he have no burial, I say an untimely birth is better than he.
Because it shut not up the doors of the womb that bore me, and hid not trouble from mine eyes.
And wherefore didst thou bring me forth out of the womb? I had expired, and no eye had seen me.
because he slew me not from the womb. Or would that my mother had been my grave, and her womb always great with me!
But woe to those that are with child, and those that give suck in those days.
for behold, days are coming in which they will say, Blessed are the barren, and wombs that have not borne, and breasts that have not given suck.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
And I hated life; for the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away, and be at rest;
Oh that I had in the wilderness a traveller's lodging-place, that I might leave my people, and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
For there are many things that increase vanity: what is man advantaged?