For the living know that they shall die, but the dead do not know any thing; neither do they have any more reward, for their memory is placed into oblivion.
His sons shall be honoured and he shall not know of it; or they shall be afflicted, but he shall not perceive of them.
They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise because thou hast visited and destroyed them and made all their memory to perish.
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.
Then I also saw that the wicked who were buried came into remembrance more than those who had frequented the holy place, and these were forgotten in the city where they had worked uprightly. This also is vanity.
There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
The eyes of those that see me now shall not see me again; thine eyes shall be upon me, and I will cease to be.
For I know that thou dost conduct me unto death and to the house appointed for all living.
Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel not acknowledge us; thou, O LORD, art our father; our everlasting Redeemer is thy name.