There is a man all alone, without even a son or brother. And though there is no end to his labor, his eyes are still not content with his wealth: "For whom do I toil and bereave my soul of enjoyment?" This too is futile--a miserable task.
Cross ReferencesProverbs 27:20
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
All things are wearisome, more than one can describe; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear content with hearing.
And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on the sons of men, to keep them occupied!
When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and he must give his portion to a man who has not worked for it, this too is futile and a great evil.
Again, I saw futility under the sun.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.
He who loves money is never satisfied by money, and he who loves wealth is never satisfied by income. This too is futile.
Chapter Outline1. vanity is increased unto men by oppression
4. by envy
5. by idleness
7. by covetousness
9. by solitariness
13. by willfulness
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Genesis 15:2, 3
Habakkuk 2:5, 9
1 John 2:16
Isaiah 44:19, 20
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