Ecclesiastes 6:7-9 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 All human toil is for the mouth, yet the appetite is not satisfied. 7 All man's efforts are for his mouth, yet his appetite is never satisfied.
8 For what advantage have the wise over fools? And what do the poor have who know how to conduct themselves before the living? 8 What advantage has a wise man over a fool? What does a poor man gain by knowing how to conduct himself before others?
9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire; this also is vanity and a chasing after wind. 9 Better what the eye sees than the roving of the appetite. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.