22 It is all the same. Therefore I say,
“He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.”(A)

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Everything is the same for everyone:(A) there is one fate for the righteous and the wicked,(B) for the good and the bad,[a] for the clean and the unclean, for the one who sacrifices and the one who does not sacrifice. As it is for the good, so it is for the sinner; as for the one who takes an oath, so for the one who fears an oath. This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live(C)—after that they go to the dead.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:2 LXX, Aq, Syr, Vg; MT omits and the bad

Sheol below is eager to greet your coming.
He stirs up the spirits of the departed for you—
all the rulers[a] of the earth.
He makes all the kings of the nations
rise from their thrones.
10 They all respond to you, saying:
“You too have become as weak as we are;
you have become like us!

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 14:9 Lit rams

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