ECCLESIASTES 5:12-17

A  (12)  The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

B  (13-14)  There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt. But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

C  (15a)  As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go <03212> as he came,

D  (15b)  and shall take nothing of his labour,

C’  (15c)  which he may carry away <03212> in his hand.

B’  (16)  And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

A’  (17)  All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.

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