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Ecclesiastes 6:1-2 (NASB)

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men— a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.‬‬

Who is the “foreigner” in verse 2, and why is he the one enjoying the riches/wealth/honor God gave to someone else?

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Ecclesiastes 6:2 (NASB)

a man [H376] to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner [H376] enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.‬‬

The Hebrew words for the two men ('man' and 'foreigner') are actually the same word.

a man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

The context, of course, reveals that they are two different individuals.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term -- also, another, any (man), a certain,

The second man is opened to interpretations.

At https://biblehub.com/ecclesiastes/6-2.htm, 5 versions use 'foreigner' and 18 versions use 'stranger'.

Who is the “foreigner” in verse 2, and why is he the one enjoying the riches/wealth/honor God gave to someone else?

The Hebrew original does not specify “foreigner”, but just another man. The point that Ecclesiastes is trying to make is the randomness of it. One man receives riches; another man enjoys them. This is meaningless, a grievous evil but it happens.

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He saw, sun is setting in a dark spring . Where he met a nation . Lord tested him by giving a choice to kill them or leave them. He replied. For those who are unobey is punishment of fire while for obedience we have flexible law/ commandment. Then he travelled to east and saw sun rising upon a nation to whom God had not provide any shelter. Then he travelled again and reached between two mounds. Where he met a nation who was far away to understand anything and asked him to make a barrier for them by taking money . He said for me is enough whatever lord gave me. You people hest the iron sheets I will be pouring molten coper over it. Now nether they can climb nor can make holes within.. but when GOD promise will fulfill they all were merging together ( end of the time) Surah kahaf koran..

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