Ecclesiastes 1:1-6 ESV

All Is Vanity

1 The words of 1the Preacher,a the son of David, 2king in Jerusalem.

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    • a 1:1 - Or Convener, or Collector; Hebrew Qoheleth (so throughout Ecclesiastes)
      2 3Vanityb of vanities, says 4the Preacher, 5vanity of vanities! 6All is vanity.

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        • b 1:2 - Hebrew vapor (so throughout Ecclesiastes)
          3 7What 8does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?

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          4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but 9the earth remains forever.

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          5 10The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastensc to the place where it rises.

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            • c 1:5 - Or and returns panting
              6 11The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.

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