“All this I laid to heart,
Examining it all.
The righteous are in the hand of God.
The wise are in the hand of God.
Their deeds are in the hand of God.
Whether it is love or hate,
One does not know.
Everything that confronts them is vanity.”
Once again, we have the reflective Qoheleth examining his heart. Life and all the deeds of the righteous and the wise are in the hand of God. No one really knows love or hate, since everything they confront is useless or vanity.