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You work and worry your way through life, and what do you have to show for it?
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For what profit shall a man have of all his labour, and vexation of spirit, with which he hath been tormented under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 1:3 What hath a man more of all his labour, that he taketh under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 3:9 What hath man more of his labour?
Ecclesiastes 5:10,11,17 A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money: and he that loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them: so this also is vanity. . . .
Ecclesiastes 6:7,8 All the labour of man is for his mouth, but his soul shall not be filled. . . .
Ecclesiastes 8:15 Therefore I commended mirth, because there was no good for a man under the sun, but to eat, and drink, and be merry, and that he should take nothing else with him of his labour in the days of his life, which God hath given him under the sun.
Proverbs 16:26 The soul of him that laboureth, laboureth for himself, because his mouth hath obliged him to it.
1 Timothy 6:8 But having food and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content.
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Ecclesiastes 4:6,8 Better is a handful with rest, than both hands full with labour, and vexation of mind. . . .
Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his beloved,
Matthew 6:11,25,34 Give us this day our supersubstantial bread. . . .
Matthew 16:26 For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?
Luke 12:22,29 And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you: Be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. . . .
Philippians 4:6 Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.
ContextThe Futility of Work
…21For when a man laboureth in wisdom, and knowledge, and carefulness, he leaveth what he hath gotten to an idle man: so this also is vanity, and a great evil. 22For what profit shall a man have of all his labour, and vexation of spirit, with which he hath been tormented under the sun?23All his days are full of sorrows and miseries, even in the night he doth not rest in mind: and is not this vanity?…
1 Corinthians 16:16
That you also be subject to such and to every one that worketh with us and laboureth.
What hath a man more of all his labour, that he taketh under the sun?
And when I turned myself to all the works which my hands had wrought, and to the labours wherein I had laboured in vain, I saw in all things vanity, and vexation of mind, and that nothing was lasting under the sun.
Additional TranslationsFor what does a man get for all the labor and endeavors at which he toils under the sun?For what has man of all his labor, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he has labored under the sun?
For what hath a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboreth under the sun?
For it happens to a man in all his labour, and in the purpose of his heart wherein he labours under the sun.
For what will man have of all his labour and of the striving of his heart, wherewith he hath wearied himself under the sun?
For what hath a man of all his labour, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboureth under the sun?
For what hath man of all his labor, and of the vexation of his heart, in which he hath labored under the sun?
For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun?
For what hath been to a man by all his labour, and by the thought of his heart that he laboured at under the sun?
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