Bible VersionsCSBEcclesiastes 1:2-3; Ecclesiastes 1:14; Ecclesiastes 1:17
Ecclesiastes 1:2-3; Ecclesiastes 1:14; Ecclesiastes 1:17 (Holman Christian Standard)
"Absolute futility," says the Teacher. "Absolute futility. Everything is futile."
What does a man gain for all his efforts he labors at under the sun?
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun and have found everything to be futile, a pursuit of the wind.
I applied my mind to know wisdom and knowledge, madness and folly; I learned that this too is a pursuit of the wind.
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