Idcirco unus interitus est hominis et...
Language: Latin 
Idcirco unus interitus est hominis et jumentorum, 
et æqua utriusque conditio. Sicut moritur homo, 
sic et illa moriuntur. Similiter spirant omnia, 
et nihil habet homo jumento amplius:
cuncta subjacent vanitati, 
et omnia pergunt ad unum locum. 
De terra facta sunt, et in terram pariter revertuntur.
Quis novit si spiritus filiorum Adam ascendat sursum, 
et si spiritus jumentorum descendat deorsum ?
Et deprehendi nihil esse melius quam lætari hominem 
in opere suo, et hanc esse partem illius. 
Quis enim eum adducet ut post se futura cognoscat?

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For that which befalleth the sons of men...
Language: English  after the Latin 
For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts,
as the one dieth, so dieth the other;
yea, they have all one breath;
so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast:
for all is vanity.
All go unto one place;
all are of the dust and all turn to dust again.
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward,
and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man 
should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion:
for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

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