The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
an handful with
quietness, than both the hands full with
travail and vexation of spirit.
Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
There is one alone
, and there is
not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there
no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he
, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is
alone when he falleth; for he hath
not another to help him up.
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also he that is
born in his kingdom becometh poor.
I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.
no end of all the people, even
of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is
vanity and vexation of spirit.