Holy Bible (KJV) – Ecclesiastes 1

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The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity
What profit hath a man of all his labor which he taketh under the sun?
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever
The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose
The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full: unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again
All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing
The thing that hath 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
Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us
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

The Experience of the Preacher
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem
And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered
I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow

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