Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 2:15-25

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Ecclesiastes 2:15-25

NIV 15 Then I thought in my heart, "The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?" I said in my heart, "This too is meaningless." NIV 15 Then I thought in my heart, "The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?" I said in my heart, "This too is meaningless." NIV 16 For the wise man, like the fool, will not be long remembered; in days to come both will be forgotten. Like the fool, the wise man too must die! NIV 16 For the wise man, like the fool, will not be long remembered; in days to come both will be forgotten. Like the fool, the wise man too must die! NIV 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. NIV 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. NIV 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. NIV 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. NIV 19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. NIV 19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. NIV 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. NIV 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. NIV 21 For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. NIV 21 For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. NIV 22 What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? NIV 22 What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? NIV 23 All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless. NIV 23 All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless. NIV 24 A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, NIV 24 A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, NIV 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? NIV 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?