New Living Translation
Whatever they did in their lifetime--loving, hating, envying--is all long gone. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth.
King James Bible
Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
Darby Bible Translation
Their love also, and their hatred, and their envy is already perished; neither have they any more for ever a portion in all that is done under the sun.
World English Bible
Also their love, their hatred, and their envy has perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun.
Young's Literal Translation
Their love also, their hatred also, their envy also, hath already perished, and they have no more a portion to the age in all that hath been done under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:6 Also - They neither love, nor hate, nor envy any thing in this world, but are unconcerned in what is done under the sun.
LibraryRelation v. Observations on Certain Points of Spirituality.
1. "What is it that distresses thee, little sinner? Am I not thy God? Dost thou not see how ill I am treated here? If thou lovest Me, why art thou not sorry for Me? Daughter, light is very different from darkness. I am faithful; no one will be lost without knowing it. He must be deceiving himself who relies on spiritual sweetnesses; the true safety lies in the witness of a good conscience.  But let no one think that of himself he can abide in the light, any more than he can hinder the natural …
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
Epistle xxxiv. To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse .
Jewish views on Trade, Tradesmen, and Trades' Guilds
Anything I wanted, I would take. I denied myself no pleasure. I even found great pleasure in hard work, a reward for all my labors.
So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is why we are here! No one will bring us back from death to enjoy life after we die.
This, too, I carefully explored: Even though the actions of godly and wise people are in God's hands, no one knows whether God will show them favor.
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