The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
ECC 4:2 Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than
the living which are yet alive.
ECC 4:3 Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who
hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
ECC 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for
this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation
ECC 4:5 The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
ECC 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full
with travail and vexation of spirit.
ECC 4:7 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
King James Bible