Parallel Strong'sHolman Christian Standard BibleThis too is a sickening tragedy: exactly as he comes, so he will go. What does the one gain who struggles for the wind?
New American Standard BibleThis also is a grievous evil-- exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?
King James BibleAnd this also [is] a sore evil, [that] in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?
Parallel VersesInternational Standard Version
This is also a painful tragedy: However a person comes, he also departs; so what does he gain as he labors after the wind?
American Standard Version
And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that he laboreth for the wind?
Young's Literal Translation
And this also is a painful evil, just as he came, so he goeth, and what advantage is to him who laboureth for wind?
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