“Again 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…” Ecclesiastes 4:1-8

Ecclesiastes 4:1-8:

Ecclesiastes 4:1-8:
1 Again 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.
2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died,
are happier than the living,
    who are still alive.
3 But better than both
    is the one who has never been born, who has not seen the evil
    that is done under the sun.
4 And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
5 Fools fold their hands
    and ruin themselves.
6 Better one handful with tranquillity
    than two handfuls with toil
    and chasing after the wind.
7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:
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