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Ecclesiastes 1 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

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fnVanity of vanities,” says the Preacher,
fnVanity of vanities! All is fnvanity.”

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What advantage does man have in all his work
Which he does under the sun?

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A generation goes and a generation comes,
But the earth fnremains forever.

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Also, the sun rises and the sun sets;
And fnhastening to its place it rises there again.

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fnBlowing toward the south,
Then turning toward the north,
The wind continues fnswirling along;
And on its circular courses the wind returns.

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All the rivers fnflow into the sea,
Yet the sea is not full.
To the place where the rivers fnflow,
There they fnflow again.

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All things are wearisome;
Man is not able to tell it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor is the ear filled with hearing.

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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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Is there anything of which one might say,
“See this, it is new”?
Already it has existed for ages
Which were before us.

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There is no remembrance of fnearlier things;
And also of the fnlater things which will occur,
There will be for them no remembrance
Among those who will come fnlater still.

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I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

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And I set my fnmind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is fna grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.

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I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is fnvanity and striving after wind.

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What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted.

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I fnsaid to myself, “Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my fnmind has observed fna wealth of wisdom and knowledge.”

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And I set my fnmind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind.

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Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.
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NASB Footnotes

(1:2) Or, Futility of futilities  
(1:2) Or, futile  
(1:4) Literally: stands  
(1:5) Literally: panting  
(1:6) Literally: Going  
(1:6) Literally: turning  
(1:7) Literally: go  
(1:11) Literally: first or former  
(1:11) Literally: latter or after  
(1:13) Literally: heart  
(1:13) Literally: an evil  
(1:14) Or, futility  
(1:16) Literally: spoke with my heart, saying  
(1:16) Literally: heart  
(1:16) Literally: an abundance  
(1:17) Literally: heart  

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