Enjoyment, Lack Of
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He will not enjoy the streams,
the rivers flowing with honey and cream. He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it;
he doesn’t enjoy the profits from his trading. For he oppressed and abandoned the poor;
he seized a house he did not build.
One person dies in excellent health,
completely secure and at ease. His body is well fed,
and his bones are full of marrow. Yet another person dies with a bitter soul,
having never tasted prosperity.
A man may father a hundred children and live many years. No matter how long he lives, if he is not satisfied by good things and does not even have a proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. For he comes in futility and he goes in darkness, and his name is shrouded in darkness. Though a stillborn child does not see the sun and is not conscious, it has more rest than he. read more.
And if he lives a thousand years twice, but does not experience happiness, do not both go to the same place?
There is a person without a companion, without even a son or brother, and though there is no end to all his struggles, his eyes are still not content with riches. “So who am I struggling for,” he asks, “and depriving myself from good?” This too is futile and a miserable task.
For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God’s sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
For we don’t want you to be unaware, brothers, of our affliction that took place in Asia: we were completely overwhelmed—beyond our strength—so that we even despaired of life.
especially because of the extraordinary revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself.