LEB(i) 1 Here is another misfortune that I have seen under the sun, and it is prevalent among humankind. 2 God gives a man wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires; yet God does not enable him to enjoy it—instead someone else ends up enjoying it. This is vanity—indeed, it is a grievous ill! 3 Even if a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years so that the days of his years are many, if his heart* is not satisfied with ⌊his prosperity⌋* and ⌊he does not receive a proper burial⌋,* I deem the stillborn better than him. 4 For he comes into vanity and departs into darkness, and his name is shrouded in darkness. 5 He has neither seen nor known the sun, yet he has more rest than him. 6 Even if a man* lives a thousand years twice, if he* does not enjoy ⌊prosperity⌋,* ⌊both suffer the same fate⌋!* 7 All of a man's toil is for his mouth— yet his appetite is never satisfied. 8 So do the wise really have an advantage over fools? ⌊Can the poor really gain anything by knowing how to act in front of others⌋?* 9 ⌊Better to be content with what your eyes see than for your soul to constantly crave more⌋.* This also is vanity and chasing wind! 10 Whatever is—it was already determined, ⌊what will be—it has already been decided⌋.* As for man, he cannot argue against what is more powerful than him. 11 ⌊Increasing words only multiplies futility⌋,* how does that profit anyone? 12 For who knows what is good for a man in his life during the few days of his fleeting life, which are fleeting as a shadow? For who can tell anyone what will happen ⌊in the future⌋* under the sun?