- When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, the hearts of the people are filled with schemes to do wrong.
- Although a wicked man commits a hundred crimes and still lives a long time, I know that it will go better with God-fearing men, who are reverent before God.
- Yet because the wicked do not fear God, it will not go well with them, and their days will not lengthen like a shadow.
- There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless.
- So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.