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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 fathers a hundred children, and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not filled with good, and moreover he has no burial; I say, that a stillborn child is better than he:
because it did not shut up the doors of my mother's womb, nor did it hide trouble from my eyes.
"'Why, then, have you brought me forth out of the womb? I wish I had given up the spirit, and no eye had seen me.
because he did not kill me from the womb; and so my mother would have been my grave, and her womb always great.
But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days.
For look, the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
I said, "Oh that I had wings like a dove. 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, an assembly of treacherous men."
For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man?