Ecclesiastes 1
The New Messianic Version of the Bible
1The words of the Preacher, the son of David [beloved], king in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace].

2Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all [is] vanity.

3What profit has a man of all his labour which he takes under the sun?

4[One] generation passes away, and [another] generation comes: but the earth abides forever.

5The sun also arises, and the sun goes down, and hastes to his place where he arose.

6The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to his circuits.

7All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea [is] not full; unto the place from what place the rivers come, there they return again.

8All things [are] full of labour; man cannot utter [it]: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

9The thing that has been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun.

10Is there [any] thing whereof it may be said, See, this [is] new? it has been already of old time, which was before us.

11[There is] no remembrance of former [things]; neither shall there be [any] remembrance of [things] that are to come with [those] that shall come after.

12I the Preacher was king over Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace]. 13And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all [things] that are done under heaven: this sore travail has God-Elohim (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] given to the sons of man to be exercised with that. 14I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all [is] vanity and anguish of spirit. 15[That which is] crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

16I communed with my own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all [they] that have been before me in Yerushalayim [Foundation of Peace]: yes, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. 17And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is anguish of spirit. 18For in much wisdom [is] much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.

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