1 H3426 There is H7451 an evil H7200 [H8804] 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 [H8799] hath given H6239 riches, H5233 wealth, H3519 and honour, H2638 so that he lacketh H5315 nothing for his breath H183 [H8691] of all that he desireth, H430 yet God H7980 [H8686] giveth him not power H398 [H8800] to eat H5237 of it, but an unknown H376 man H398 [H8799] eateth H1892 it: this is vanity, H7451 and it is an evil H2483 disease.
3 H376 If a man H3205 [H8686] begetteth H3967 an hundred H2421 [H8799] children, and liveth H7227 many H8141 years, H3117 so that the days H8141 of his years H7227 are many, H5315 and his breath H7646 [H8799] is not filled H2896 with good, H6900 and also that he hath no burial; H559 [H8804] I say, H5309 that an untimely birth H2896 is better than he.
4 H935 [H8804] For he cometh H1892 with vanity, H3212 [H8799] and departeth H2822 in darkness, H8034 and his name H3680 [H8792] shall be covered H2822 with darkness.
5 H7200 [H8804] Moreover he hath not seen H8121 the sun, H3045 [H8804] nor known H2088 any thing: this H5183 hath more rest H2088 than the other.
6 H432 Yea, though H2421 [H8804] he liveth H505 a thousand H8141 years H6471 twice H7200 [H8804] told, yet hath he seen H2896 no good: H1980 [H8802] do not all go H259 to one H4725 place?
7 H5999 All the labour H120 of man H6310 is for his mouth, H5315 and yet the appetite H4390 [H8735] is not filled.
8 H2450 For what hath the wise H3148 more H3684 than the fool? H6041 what hath the poor, H3045 [H8802] that knoweth H1980 [H8800] to walk H2416 before the living?
9 H2896 Better H4758 is the sight H5869 of the eyes H1980 [H8800] than the wandering H5315 of the desire: H1892 this is also vanity H7469 and vexation H7307 of spirit.
10 H7121 H8034 [H8738] That which hath been is named H3528 already, H3045 [H8737] and it is known H120 that it is man: H3201 [H8799] neither may H1777 [H8800] he contend H8623 with him that is mightier than he.
11 H3426 Seeing there are H7235 [H8687] many H1697 things H7235 [H8688] that increase H1892 vanity, H120 what is man H3148 the better?