Bible VersionsNIVEcclesiastes 4:4; Ecclesiastes 4:6; Ecclesiastes 4:16
Ecclesiastes 4:4; Ecclesiastes 4:6; Ecclesiastes 4:16 (New International Version)
And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
There was no end to all the people who were before them. But those who came later were not pleased with the successor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
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