Ecclesiastes 1:2-8 NIV

2 "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."1

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3 What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?2

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4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.3

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5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.4

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6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.5

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8 All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing,6 nor the ear its fill of hearing.

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