Ecclesiastes 1:16-18 NIV

16 I said to myself, “Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.”

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

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

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