Ecclesiastes 1:2-9

Ecclesiastes 1:2-9 AMPC

Vapor of vapors and futility of futilities, says the Preacher. Vapor of vapors and futility of futilities! All is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and vainglory). [Rom. 8:20.] What profit does man have left from all his toil at which he toils under the sun? [Is life worth living?] One generation goes and another generation comes, but the earth remains forever. [Ps. 119:90.] The sun also rises and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. The wind goes to the south and circles about to the north; it circles and circles about continually, and on its circuit the wind returns again. [John 3:8.] All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place from which the rivers come, to there and from there they return again. All things are weary with toil and all words are feeble; man cannot utter it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. [Prov. 27:20.] The thing that has been–it is what will be again, and that which has been done is that which will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun.
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