For he shall see it. Wise men die. The fool and the brutish alike perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Surely every man walks in a shadow. Surely they are disquieted in vain. He heaps up, and knows not who shall gather them.
Consider, ye brutish among the people, and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
So I was brutish, and ignorant. I was a beast before thee.
Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man,
But God said to him, Thou foolish man, they demand thy soul from thee this night, and the things that thou prepared, whose will they be?
from men by thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world whose portion is in [this] life, and whose belly thou fill with thy treasure. They are satisfied with sons, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
A brutish man knows not, nor does a fool understand this.
He who loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is brutish.
For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance forever, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. And how the wise man dies even as the fool!
For to the man who pleases him [God] gives wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: Riches [were] kept by the owner of it to his hurt.
For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God. No man understands, either love or hatred. All is before them.
But they are together brutish and foolish, the instruction of idols! It is but a block of wood.
As the partridge that sits on [eggs] which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right. In the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.
Because of this, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, so also death passed to all men, in that all sinned.
But piety with contentment is great gain,
And inasmuch as it is reserved to men once to die, and after this, judgment,