Ecclesiastes 1:11-18 NIV

11 There is no remembrance of men of old,1 and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.2

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Wisdom Is Meaningless

12 I, the Teacher,3 was king over Israel in Jerusalem.4

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      13 I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven.5 What a heavy burden God has laid on men!6

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      14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.7

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      15 What is twisted cannot be straightened;8 what is lacking cannot be counted.

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      16 I thought to myself, "Look, I have grown and increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me;9 I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge."

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      17 Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom,10 and also of madness and folly,11 but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.

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      18 For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;12 the more knowledge, the more grief.13

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