What does the Bible mean by “The dead know nothing”?

Does the Bible contradict all the afterlife evidence found in near-death experiences?

"For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten." (Ecclesiastes 9:5)

The Bible can seem contradictory at times. Looking more deeply, we can get a better sense of what the Bible tells us. Read more about the Word of God.


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"Divine Providence has as its end in view a person's eternal salvation, thus not their great happiness in the world, not - that is to say - wealthiness and eminence which people during their lifetime think real happiness consists in."

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