Bible: Eccl 4:13-16

Labor Motivated by Prestige-Seeking

4:13 A poor but wise youth is better than an old and foolish king

who no longer knows how to receive advice.

4:14 For he came out of prison 1  to become king,

even though he had been born poor in what would become his 2  kingdom.

4:15 I considered all the living who walk on earth, 3 

as well as the successor 4  who would arise 5  in his place.

4:16 There is no end to all the people 6  nor to the past generations, 7 

yet future generations 8  will not rejoice in him.

This also is profitless and like 9  chasing the wind.

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