Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement.”
“What you’re doing is not good,” Moses’ father-in-law said to him.
This too is a sickening tragedy: exactly as he comes, so he will go. What does the one gain who struggles for the wind?
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live—after that they go to the dead.
When there is a man whose work was done with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and he must give his portion to a man who has not worked for it, this too is futile and a great wrong.
There is a sickening tragedy I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new patch pulls away from the old cloth, and a worse tear is made.
“‘Son,’ Abraham said, ‘remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.