13 I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind!
23 All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.
26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.
3 A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool.
14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when they have children there is nothing left for them to inherit.
16 When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the labor that is done on earth—people getting no sleep day or night—