Ecclesiastes 6:5
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New American Standard Bible
"It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; it is better off than he.

King James Bible
Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other.

Darby Bible Translation
moreover it hath not seen nor known the sun: this hath rest rather than the other.

World English Bible
Moreover it has not seen the sun nor known it. This has rest rather than the other.

Young's Literal Translation
Even the sun he hath not seen nor known, more rest hath this than that.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Rather, it hath not seen nor known the sun: this (the untimely birth) hath rest rather than the other.

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Appendix iv. An Abstract of Jewish History from the Reign of Alexander the Great to the Accession of Herod
The political connection of the Grecian world, and, with it, the conflict with Hellenism, may be said to have connected with the victorious progress of Alexander the Great through the then known world (333 b.c.). [6326] It was not only that his destruction of the Persian empire put an end to the easy and peaceful allegiance which Judæa had owned to it for about two centuries, but that the establishment of such a vast Hellenic empire. as was the aim of Alexander, introduced a new element into
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 6:4
for it comes in futility and goes into obscurity; and its name is covered in obscurity.

Ecclesiastes 6:6
"Even if the other man lives a thousand years twice and does not enjoy good things-- do not all go to one place?"

Ecclesiastes 11:7
The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.

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