It is the same for all: There is a common fate for the righteous and the wicked, for the good and the bad, for the clean and the unclean, for the one who sacrifices and the one who does not. As it is for the good, so it is for the sinner; as it is for the one who makes a vow, so it is for the one who refuses to take a vow.
Cross ReferencesJob 9:22
It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.'
But together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover them both.
The wise man has eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also came to realize that one fate overcomes them both.
For the fates of both men and beasts are the same: As one dies, so dies the other--they all have the same breath. Man has no advantage over the animals, since everything is futile.
if he lives a thousand years twice over, but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?
It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart.
This is an evil in everything that is done under the sun: There is one fate for everyone. Furthermore, the hearts of men are full of evil and madness while they are alive, and afterward they join the dead.
I saw something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; neither is the bread to the wise, nor the wealth to the intelligent, nor the favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all.
the men, the women, the children, the king's daughters, and everyone whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had allowed to remain with Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, as well as Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch son of Neriah.
Chapter Outline1. like things happen to good and bad
4. there is a necessity of death unto men
7. Comfort is all their portion in this life
11. God's providence rules over all
13. wisdom is better than strength
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Genesis 24:3, 8, 9
1 Samuel 14:26
Ezekiel 17:18, 19
Zechariah 5:3, 4
Malachi 3:15, 18
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