6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
6 Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun.
6 Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun.
6 Their loves, their hates, yes, even their dreams, are long gone. There's not a trace of them left in the affairs of this earth.
6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; Nevermore will they have a share In anything done under the sun.
6 Whatever they did in their lifetime-loving, hating, envying-is all long gone. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 9:6
Commentary on Ecclesiastes 9:4-10
(Read Ecclesiastes 9:4-10)
The most despicable living man's state, is preferable to that of the most noble who have died impenitent. Solomon exhorts the wise and pious to cheerful confidence in God, whatever their condition in life. The meanest morsel, coming from their Father's love, in answer to prayer, will have a peculiar relish. Not that we may set our hearts upon the delights of sense, but what God has given us we may use with wisdom. The joy here described, is the gladness of heart that springs from a sense of the Divine favour. This is the world of service, that to come is the world of recompence. All in their stations, may find some work to do. And above all, sinners have the salvation of their souls to seek after, believers have to prove their faith, adorn the gospel, glorify God, and serve their generation.