The evil that is done under the sun

קֹהֶלֶת‬, qōheleṯ (Kohelet) |”Gatherer”| Ecclesiastes
450-180 BC

I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun:

I saw the tears of the oppressed—
and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors—
and they have no comforter.
And I declared that the dead,
who had already died,
are happier than the living,
who are still alive.
But better than both
is the one who has never been born,
who has not seen the evil
that is done under the sun.

 
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