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Passage Lookup: Ecclesiastes 2:17-26


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Ecclesiastes 2:17
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So then I hated life; because the work that is done under the sun is evil to me; for all is vanity and striving after wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:18
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Yes, I, a laborer, hated all my labor under the sun, that I must leave it to the man who will be after me.
Ecclesiastes 2:19
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And who knows if he will be wise or a fool? Yet he shall rule among all my labor in which I labored, and acted wisely under the sun. This is also vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:20
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And I turned to make my heart despair over all the labor which I labored under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2:21
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When there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, and with knowledge, and with advantage; yet he shall give it to a man who has not labored with it, for his share; this also is vanity and a great evil.
Ecclesiastes 2:22
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For what is there for man in all his labor, and in striving of his heart, which he did as a laborer under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 2:23
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For all his days are pains, and his task is grief; his heart does not even take rest in the night. Even this also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:24
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Is it not good that he should eat and drink and make his soul see good in his labor? This I also saw, that it was from the hand of God.
Ecclesiastes 2:25
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For who can eat, or who can enjoy, apart from me?
Ecclesiastes 2:26
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For God gives wisdom, and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight. But to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and to heap up, to give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and striving after wind.
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Monday, October 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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