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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 begets a hundred sons and lives many years so that the days of his years are many, if his soul is not filled with good and also that he have no burial; I say that an aborted birth is better than he.
because it did not shut up the doors of my mother's womb nor hide the misery from my eyes.
Why then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the spirit and no eye had seen me!
because he did not slay me in the womb, and my mother would have been my grave, and her womb perpetual conception.
And woe unto those that are with child and to those 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 which never gave suck.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Therefore I hated life because every work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all was vanity and vexation of spirit.
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then I would 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, a congregation of rebels.
Certainly the many words multiply vanity, what more does man have?