Shall thy wonders be known in the dark, and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know not anything, nor have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
before I go where I shall not return, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death,
I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind. I am like a broken vessel.
cast off among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom thou remember no more, and they are cut off from thy hand.
For the enemy has persecuted my soul. He has smitten my life down to the ground. He has made me to dwell in dark places as those who have been long dead.
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!
So I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were praised in the city where they had so done. This also is vanity.
And they shall look to the earth, and, behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish, and into thick darkness [to be] driven away.
but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.