The Inequalities of Life

10 Then too, I saw the wicked buried-those who used to come and go from the holy place and receive praise[1] in the city where they did this. This too is meaningless.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 8:10

Commentary on Ecclesiastes 8:9-13

(Read Ecclesiastes 8:9-13)

Solomon observed, that many a time one man rules over another to his hurt, and that prosperity hardens them in their wickedness. Sinners herein deceive themselves. Vengeance comes slowly, but it comes surely. A good man's days have some substance; he lives to a good purpose: a wicked man's days are all as a shadow, empty and worthless. Let us pray that we may view eternal things as near, real, and all-important.