New Living Translation
He might live a thousand years twice over but still not find contentment. And since he must die like everyone else--well, what's the use?
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?
Ecclesiastes 6:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:6 Tho' he live - Wherein he seems to have a privilege above an untimely birth. Seen - He hath enjoyed no comfort in it, and therefore long life is rather a curse, than a blessing to him. All - Whether their lives be long or short. Go - To the grave.
For the wise can see where they are going, but fools walk in the dark." Yet I saw that the wise and the foolish share the same fate.
and he would never have seen the sun or known of its existence. Yet he would have had more peace than in growing up to be an unhappy man.
Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies--so the living should take this to heart.
The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don't.
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