Ecclesiastes Chapter 6 - New American Standard Bible
1. THERE is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent  among men --
2. a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner  enjoys them. This is  vanity and a severe affliction.
3. If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many  they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, «Better the miscarriage than he,
4. for it comes in futility and goes into obscurity; and its name is covered in obscurity.
5. «It never sees the sun and it never knows anything;  it is better off than he.
6. «Even if the other man lives a thousand years twice and does not  enjoy good things -- do not all go to one place?»
8. For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living?
9. What the eyes see is better than what the soul  desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.
10. Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is.
11. For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man?
12. For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few  years of his futile life? He will  spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?[read chapter]