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Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

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9:5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything;

they have no further reward – and even the memory of them disappears. 1 

9:6 What they loved, 2  as well as what they hated 3  and envied, 4  perished long ago,

and they no longer have a part in anything that happens on earth. 5 

1 tn Heb “for their memory is forgotten.” The pronominal suffix is an objective genitive, “memory of them.”

2 tn Heb “their love.”

3 tn Heb “their hatred.”

4 tn Heb “their envy.”

5 tn Heb “under the sun.”



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