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Proverbs 31

Ecclesiastes or, The Preacher

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Chapter 1

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  The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.  

 

 


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  Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; vanity of vanities, all is vanity.  

 

 


3


 

  What profit hath man of all his labor wherein he laboreth under the sun?  

 

 


4


 

  One generation goeth, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth for ever.  

 

 


5


 

  The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to its place where it ariseth.  

 

 


6


 

  The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it turneth about continually in its course, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.  

 

 


7


 

  All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; unto the place whither the rivers go, thither they go again.  

 

 


8


 

  All things are full of weariness; man cannot utter [it]: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.  

 

 


9


 

  That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.  

 

 


10


 

  Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us.  

 

 


11


 

  There is no remembrance of the former [generations]; neither shall there be any remembrance of the latter [generations] that are to come, among those that shall come after.  

 

 


12


 

  I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.  

 

 


13


 

  And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven: it is a sore travail that God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.  

 

 


14


 

  I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.  

 

 


15


 

  That which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.  

 

 


16


 

  I communed with mine own hear, saying, Lo, I have gotten me great wisdom above all that were before me in Jerusalem; yea, my heart hath had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.  

 

 


17


 

  And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also was a striving after wind.  

 

 


18


 

  For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.  

 

 


Ecclesiastes 2

 

 

 

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