3 What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?
4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
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5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.
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6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.
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8 All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
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9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
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10 Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.
11 No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them.