I, the Teacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.
References for Ecclesiastes 1:12
I applied my mind to seek and explore through wisdom all that is done under heaven. God has given people this miserable task to keep them occupied.
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun and have found everything to be futile, a pursuit of the wind.
References for Ecclesiastes 1:14
What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.