Ecclesiastes 1:3-11 ESV

3 1What 2does 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 3the earth remains forever.

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5 4The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastensa to the place where it rises.

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    • c 1:5 - Or and returns panting
      6 5The 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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      7 All 6streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.

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      8 All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; 7the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

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      9 8What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

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      10 Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new"? It has been 9already in the ages before us.

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      11 There is no 10remembrance of former things,b nor will there be any remembrance of later thingsc yet to be among those who come after.

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        • d 1:11 - Or former people
        • e 1:11 - Or later people