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Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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Ecclesiastes 1 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:1 - The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:2 - Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:3 - What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:4 - A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains for ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:5 - The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:6 - The wind blows to the south, and goes round to the north; round and round goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:7 - All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:8 - All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:9 - What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:10 - Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new"? It has been already, in the ages before us.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:11 - There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to happen among those who come after.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:12 - I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:13 - And I applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to the sons of men to be busy with.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:14 - I have seen everything that is done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:15 - What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is lacking cannot be numbered.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:16 - I said to myself, "I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge."

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:17 - And I applied my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a striving after wind.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:18 - For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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