Ecclesiastes 6:6
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New International Version
even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?

King James Bible
Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, though he live twice a thousand years, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?

World English Bible
Yes, though he live a thousand years twice told, and yet fails to enjoy good, don't all go to one place?

Young's Literal Translation
And though he had lived a thousand years twice over, yet good he hath not seen; to the same place doth not every one go?

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If a man beget a hundred children - If he have the most numerous family and the largest possessions, and is so much attached to his riches that he grudges himself a monument; an abortion in the eye of reason is to be preferred to such a man; himself is contemptible, and his life worthless. The abortion comes in with vanity - baulks expectation, departs in darkness - never opened its eyes upon the light, and its name is covered with darkness - it has no place in the family register, or in the chronicles of Israel. This, that hath neither seen the sun, nor known any thing is preferable to the miser who has his coffers and granaries well furnished, should he have lived a thousand years, and had a hundred children. He has seen - possessed, no good; and he and the abortion go to one place, equally unknown, and wholly forgotten.

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though

Genesis 5:5,23,24 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died...

Isaiah 65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people...

yet

Ecclesiastes 6:3 If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good...

Job 7:7 O remember that my life is wind: my eye shall no more see good.

Psalm 4:6,7 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us...

Psalm 34:12 What man is he that desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?

Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days...

Jeremiah 17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness...

do

Ecclesiastes 3:20 All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away...

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Library
Literature.
i. editions of chrysostom's works. S. Joannis Chrysostomi, archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani, Opera omnia quæ exstant vel quæ ejus nomine circumferuntur, ad mss. codices Gallicos, Vaticanos, Anglicos, Germanicosque castigata, etc. Opera et studio D.Bernardi de Montfaucon, monachi ordinis S. Benedicti e congregatione S. Mauri, opem ferentibus aliis ex codem sodalitio, monachis. Greek and Latin, Paris, 1718-'38, in 13 vols., fol. This is the best edition, and the result of about twenty
St. Chrysostom—On the Priesthood

Thoughts Upon Worldly Riches. Sect. I.
HE that seriously considers the Constitution of the Christian Religion, observing the Excellency of its Doctrines, the Clearness of its Precepts, the Severity of its Threatnings, together with the Faithfulness of its Promises, and the Certainty of its Principles to trust to; such a one may justly be astonished, and admire what should be the reason that they who profess this not only the most excellent, but only true Religion in the World, should notwithstanding be generally as wicked, debauched and
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 2:14
The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.

Ecclesiastes 6:5
Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man--

Ecclesiastes 7:2
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.

Ecclesiastes 9:2
All share a common destiny--the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not. As it is with the good, so with the sinful; as it is with those who take oaths, so with those who are afraid to take them.

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