Ecclesiastes 1:2-4 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 2 "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."
3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? 3 What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?
4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains for ever. 4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.