Ecclesiastes 8:16 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 I used my mind to understand what it really means to be wise. I wanted to observe the hard work man does on earth. He doesn't close his eyes and go to sleep day or night. 16 When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe man's labor on earth--his eyes not seeing sleep day or night--