New American Standard Bible
I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.
King James Bible
I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
Darby Bible Translation
I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of men to toil in.
World English Bible
I have seen the burden which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.
Young's Literal Translation
I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of man to be humbled by it.
Ecclesiastes 3:10 Parallel
LibraryFor what Christian Men of Our Time Being Free from the Marriage Bond...
15. For what Christian men of our time being free from the marriage bond, having power to contain from all sexual intercourse, seeing it to be now "a time," as it is written, "not of embracing, but of abstaining from embrace,"  would not choose rather to keep virginal or widowed continence, than (now that there is no obligation from duty to human society) to endure tribulation of the flesh, without which marriages cannot be (to pass over in silence other things from which the Apostle spares.) …
St. Augustine—On the Good of Marriage
The Conclusion of the Matter
And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.
For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.
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