Ecclesiastes 1:2

2 1Vanity[a] of vanities, says 2the Preacher, 3vanity of vanities! 4All is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 1:2 In-Context

1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?
4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.
5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises.

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Cross References 4

  • 1. Ecclesiastes 12:8
  • 2. [See ver. 1 above]
  • 3. Ecclesiastes 12:8
  • 4. [Romans 8:20]

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew vapor (so throughout Ecclesiastes)
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