The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
References for Ecclesiastes 1:1
Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
References for Ecclesiastes 1:2
What do people gain from all the toil at which they toil under the sun?
A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hurries to the place where it rises.
The wind blows to the south, and goes around to the north; round and round goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.
All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they continue to flow.
All things are wearisome; more than one can express; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, or the ear filled with hearing.
References for Ecclesiastes 1:8