(Ecclesiastes 1:18 NLT) The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief. To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.
(Ecclesiastes 12:12 NIV) Be warned,.... Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
(Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 NIV) I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refusedmy heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
(Ecclesiastes 2:17-18 NIV) 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. I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave (can't take it with me) them to the one who comes after me.
(Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 NIV) Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them?
(1 Kings 11:3 NLT) (Solomon) had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. ...
(Ecclesiastes 4:8 NIV) There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. ...
(Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 MSG) The last and final word is this: Fear God. Do what he tells you. ... And that’s it. Eventually God will bring everything that we do out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it’s good or evil.'