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Ecclesiastes 1:1
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The words of the (a)Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
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Ecclesiastes 1:2
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"[a](b)Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "[b]Vanity of vanities! All is [c]vanity."
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Ecclesiastes 1:3
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(c)What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun?
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Ecclesiastes 1:4
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A generation goes and a generation comes, But the (d)earth [d]remains forever.
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Ecclesiastes 1:5
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Also, (e)the sun rises and the sun sets; And [e]hastening to its place it rises there again.
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Ecclesiastes 1:6
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[f](f)Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues [g]swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.
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Ecclesiastes 1:7
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All the rivers [h]flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers [i]flow, There they [j]flow again.
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Ecclesiastes 1:8
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All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. (g)The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.
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Ecclesiastes 1:9
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(h)That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.
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Ecclesiastes 1:10
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Is there anything of which one might say, "See this, it is new"? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us.
Ecclesiastes 1:11
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There is (i)no remembrance of [k]earlier things; And also of the [l]later things which will occur, There will be for them no remembrance Among those who will come [m]later still.
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Ecclesiastes 1:12
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I, the (j)Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.
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Ecclesiastes 1:13
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And I (k)set my [n]mind to seek and (l)explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is [o]a grievous (m)task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.
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Ecclesiastes 1:14
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I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is [p](n)vanity and striving after wind.
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Ecclesiastes 1:15
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What is (o)crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted.
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Ecclesiastes 1:16
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I [q]said to myself, "Behold, I have magnified and increased (p)wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my [r]mind has observed [s]a wealth of wisdom and knowledge."
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Ecclesiastes 1:17
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And I (q)set my [t]mind to know wisdom and to (r)know madness and folly; I realized that this also is (s)striving after wind.
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Ecclesiastes 1:18
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Because (t)in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.
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