Then I turned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor is the battle to the strong, and also, the wise do not have bread, nor do people of understanding have riches, nor does favor come to people of skill; but time and chance happen to them all. Bible see other translations

“Then I turned.” This is a break and introduces a new subject (cp. Ecc. 4:1).

Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 9:11