|New International Version (© 2011)|
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
King James Bible
Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
American Standard Version
Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do; and, behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
Young's Literal Translation
and I have looked on all my works that my hands have done, and on the labour that I have laboured to do, and lo, the whole is vanity and vexation of spirit, and there is no advantage under the sun!
Ecclesiastes 2:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And, behold, all was vanity - Emptiness and insufficiency in itself.
And vexation of spirit - Because it promised the good I wished for, but did not, could not, perform the promise; and left my soul discontented and chagrined.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ecclesiastes 2:14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happens to them all.
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Exodus 39:43 And Moses did look on all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it...
1 John 2:16,17 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father...
Ecclesiastes 1:3,14 What profit has a man of all his labor which he takes under the sun...
Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor in the very fire...
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
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Psalm 89:47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!
Ecclesiastes 1:3 What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Ecclesiastes 1:17 Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me.
Ecclesiastes 2:22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 2:23 All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.