Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 NAS

The Futility of All Endeavor

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

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2 "a2Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "bVanity of vanities! All is cvanity."

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    • a 1:2 - Or "Futility of futilities"
    • b 1:2 - Or "Futility of futilities"
    • c 1:2 - Or "futile"
      3 3What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun?

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      4 A generation goes and a generation comes, But the 4earth dremains forever.

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        • d 1:4 - Lit "stands"
          5 Also, 5the sun rises and the sun sets; And ehastening to its place it rises there again.

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            • e 1:5 - Lit "panting"
              6 f6Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues gswirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.

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                • f 1:6 - Lit "Going"
                • g 1:6 - Lit "turning"
                  7 All the rivers hflow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers iflow, There they jflow again.

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                    • h 1:7 - Lit "go"
                    • i 1:7 - Lit "go"
                    • j 1:7 - Lit "go"
                      8 All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. 7The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.

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                      9 8That which * has been is that which will be, And that which * has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing * new under the sun.

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                      10 Is there anything of which one might say, "See this, it is new "? Already it has existed for ages Which were before * us.
                      11 There is 9no remembrance of kearlier things; And also of the llater things which will occur, There will be for them no remembrance Among those who will come mlater still.

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                        • k 1:11 - Lit "first" or "former"
                        • l 1:11 - Lit "latter" or "after"
                        • m 1:11 - Lit "latter" or "after"