Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 1:12-15

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Ecclesiastes 1:12-15

ESV 12 I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. NIV 12 I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. ESV 13 And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. NIV 13 I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! ESV 14 I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. NIV 14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. ESV 15 What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is lacking cannot be counted. NIV 15 What is twisted cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.