Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity

from Holy Bible (KJV) – Ecclesiastes 1 on Rap Genius

Meaning

The original Latin phrase, translated from the Hebrew or Greek (Scholars disagree as to which text Jerome used) by St. Jerome, is famous and one finds it occasionally popping up in pretentious places

Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas

“Vanity” here means “futile” (like “in vain”) — not in the sense of obsession with beauty

BASICALLY: Solomon is telling us the meaning of life is that life has no meaning

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