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Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh;
wie dies stirbt, 
so stirbt er auch;
und haben alle einerlei Odem;
und der Mensch hat nichts mehr denn das Vieh:
denn es ist alles eitel.

Es fährt alles an einen Ort;
es ist alles von Staub gemacht,
und wird wieder zu Staub.
Wer weiß, ob der Geist des Menschen aufwärts fahre,
und der Odem des Viehes unterwärts 
unter die Erde fahre?

Darum sahe ich, daß nichts bessers ist,
denn  daß der Mensch fröhlich sei in seiner Arbeit,
denn das  ist sein Teil.
Denn wer will ihn dahin  bringen,
daß er sehe, was nach ihm geschehen wird?


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Paul England)
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (Frieda Boutarel) (Amédée Boutarel)
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Want het gaat met de mens als met het...

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Want het gaat met de mens als met het vee;
Hoe dit sterft, zo sterft hij ook;
Ze hebben alle eenzelfde adem;
En de mens heeft niets meer dan het vee;
Want het is alles ijdel.
 
Het gaat alles naar één verblijf;
Het is alles van stof gemaakt,
En wordt straks weer tot stof.
Wie weet of de geest der mensen opwaarts wegvliegt
En de adem der dieren juist omlaag onder de aarde wegtrekt?
 
Daarom zag ik, dat niets beter is
Dan dat de mens vrolijk is wanneer hij arbeidt,
Want dat is zijn taak.
Want wie zal hem zo ver brengen, 
dat hij zien kan wat na hem geschieden zal?


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