The wickedness (Eccl 3:16-3:17)

“Moreover I saw

Under the sun

That in the place of justice,

Wickedness was there.

In the place of righteousness,

Wickedness was there as well.

I said in my heart.

‘God will judge the righteous.

God will judge the wicked.

He has appointed a time for every matter.

He has appointed a time for every work.’”

Qoheleth saw the place of justice under the sun. Wickedness had taken the place of both justice and righteousness here on earth. God will judge both the righteous and the wicked. He has an appointed time for every matter and every work.