1 H3426 There is H7451 a evil H7200 which I have seen H8121 under the sun, H7227 and it is common H120 among men:
2 H376 A man H430 to whom God H5414 has given H6239 riches, H5233 wealth, H3519 and honor, H2638 so that he wants H5315 nothing for his soul H183 of all that he desires, H430 yet God H7980 gives him not power H398 to eat H376 of it, but a stranger H398 eats H1892 it: this is vanity, H7451 and it is a evil H2483 disease.
3 H376 If a man H3205 fathered H3967 a hundred H2421 sons, and lived H7227 many H8141 years, H3117 so that the days H8141 of his years H7227 be many, H5315 and his soul H7646 be not filled H2896 with good, H6900 and also that he have no burial; H559 I say, H5309 that a untimely birth H2896 is better than he.
4 H935 For he comes H1892 in with vanity, H3212 and departs H2822 in darkness, H8034 and his name H3680 shall be covered H2822 with darkness.
5 H7200 Moreover he has not seen H8121 the sun, H3045 nor known H2088 any thing: this H5183 has more rest H2088 than the other.
6 H432 Yes, though H2421 he live H505 a thousand H8141 years H6471 twice H7200 told, yet has he seen H2896 no good: H1980 do not all go H259 to one H4725 place?
7 H5999 All the labor H120 of man H6310 is for his mouth, H5315 and yet the appetite H4390 is not filled.
8 H2450 For what has the wise H3148 more H3684 than the fool? H6041 what has the poor, H3045 that knows H1980 to walk H2416 before the living?
9 H2896 Better H4758 is the sight H5869 of the eyes H1980 than the wandering H5315 of the desire: H1892 this is also vanity H7469 and vexation H7307 of spirit.
10 H7121 That which has been is named H3528 already, H3045 and it is known H120 that it is man: H3201 neither may H1777 he contend H8623 with him that is mightier than he.
11 H3426 Seeing there be H7235 many H1697 things H7235 that increase H1892 vanity, H120 what is man H3148 the better?