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Ecclesiastes 9:2

All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrifices, and to him that sacrifices not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that swears, as he that fears an oath.
All Commentaries on Ecclesiastes 9:2 Go To Ecclesiastes 9

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
But. Hebrew joins this with the preceding not, "by all that is before them. All things come alike to all, there is one event to "(Protestants) (Haydock) The pagans distinguished real goods and evils from those which were only apparent, like prosperity and adversity, which are determined only by the good or bad use. (St. Jerome) Thus religion looks upon virtue and vice in the former light; and riches, poverty, in the latter. It may be difficult to decide, whether, under adversity, the just have supported themselves better by virtue, or the wicked by vanity. God will manifest the truth. (Calmet) Perjured. Hebrew and Septuagint, "swearer, so he that fears an oath. "(Haydock)
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