Ecclesiastes 6:6
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New American Standard Bible
"Even if the other man lives a thousand years twice and does not enjoy good things-- do not all go to one place?"

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?

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He live - Rather, he hath lived. "He" refers to the man Ecclesiastes 6:3. His want of satisfaction in life, and the dishonor done to his corpse, are regarded as such great evils that they counterbalance his numerous children, and length of days, and render his lot viewed as a whole no better than the common lot of all.

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Cross References
Ecclesiastes 2:14
The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.

Ecclesiastes 6:5
"It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; it is better off than he.

Ecclesiastes 7:2
It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart.

Ecclesiastes 9:2
It is the same for all. There is one fate for the righteous and for the wicked; for the good, for the clean and for the unclean; for the man who offers a sacrifice and for the one who does not sacrifice. As the good man is, so is the sinner; as the swearer is, so is the one who is afraid to swear.

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