1What 2does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?
A generation goes, and a generation comes, but 3the earth remains forever.
4The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises.
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.
All 6streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.
All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; 7the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
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.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new"? It has been 9already in the ages before us.
There is no 10remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.