Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 1:12-15

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Ecclesiastes 1:12-15

NRS 12 I, the Teacher, when king over Israel in Jerusalem, NIV 12 I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. NRS 13 applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings 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! NRS 14 I saw all the deeds that are done under the sun; and see, all is vanity and a chasing 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. NRS 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.