Bible VersionsNIVEcclesiastes 1:2-3; Ecclesiastes 1:14; Ecclesiastes 1:17
Ecclesiastes 1:2-3; Ecclesiastes 1:14; Ecclesiastes 1:17 (New International Version)
"Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."
What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.
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