1 H1697 The words H6953 of the Preacher H1121 , the son H1732 of David H4428 , king H3389 in Jerusalem.
2 H1892 Vanity H1892 of vanities H559 , saith [H8804] H6953 the Preacher H1892 , vanity H1892 of vanities H1892 ; all is vanity.
3 H3504 What profit H120 hath a man H5999 of all his labour H5998 which he taketh [H8799] H8121 under the sun?
4 H1755 One generation H1980 passeth away [H8802] H1755 , and another generation H935 cometh [H8802] [H8676] H935 [H8804] H776 : but the earth H5975 abideth [H8802] H5769 for ever.
5 H8121 The sun H2224 also ariseth [H8804] H8121 , and the sun H935 goeth down [H8804] H7602 , and hasteth [H8802] H4725 to his place H2224 where he arose [H8802] .
6 H7307 The wind H1980 goeth [H8802] H1864 toward the south H5437 , and turneth about [H8802] H6828 unto the north H1980 ; it whirleth about continually [H8802] H7307 , and the wind H7725 returneth again [H8804] H5439 according to his circuits.
7 H5158 All the rivers H1980 run [H8802] H3220 into the sea H3220 ; yet the sea H4392 is not full H4725 ; unto the place H5158 from whence the rivers H1980 come [H8802] H7725 , thither they return [H8802] H3212 again [H8800] .
8 H1697 All things H3023 are full of labour H376 ; man H3201 cannot [H8799] H1696 utter [H8763] H5869 it : the eye H7646 is not satisfied [H8799] H7200 with seeing [H8800] H241 , nor the ear H4390 filled [H8735] H8085 with hearing [H8800] .
9 H6213 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done [H8738] H6213 is that which shall be done [H8735] H2319 : and there is no new H8121 thing under the sun.
10 H3426 Is there H1697 any thing H559 whereof it may be said [H8799] H7200 , See [H8798] H2319 , this is new H3528 ? it hath been already H5769 of old time H6440 , which was before us.
11 H2146 There is no remembrance H7223 of former H2146 things; neither shall there be any remembrance H314 of things that are to come H314 with those that shall come after.
13 H5414 And I gave [H8804] H3820 my heart H1875 to seek [H8800] H8446 and search out [H8800] H2451 by wisdom H6213 concerning all things that are done [H8738] H8064 under heaven H7451 : this sore H6045 travail H430 hath God H5414 given [H8804] H1121 to the sons H120 of man H6031 to be exercised [H8800] therewith.
14 H7200 I have seen [H8804] H4639 all the works H6213 that are done [H8738] H8121 under the sun H1892 ; and, behold, all is vanity H7469 and vexation H7307 of spirit.
15 H5791 That which is crooked [H8794] H3201 cannot [H8799] H8626 be made straight [H8800] H2642 : and that which is wanting H3201 cannot [H8799] H4487 be numbered [H8736] .
16 H1696 I communed [H8765] H3820 with mine own heart H559 , saying [H8800] H1431 , Lo, I am come to great estate [H8689] H3254 , and have gotten [H8689] H2451 more wisdom H6440 than all they that have been before H3389 me in Jerusalem H3820 : yea, my heart H7235 had great [H8687] H7200 experience [H8804] H2451 of wisdom H1847 and knowledge.
17 H5414 And I gave [H8799] H3820 my heart H3045 to know [H8800] H2451 wisdom H3045 , and to know [H8800] H1947 madness H5531 and folly H3045 : I perceived [H8804] H1571 that this H7475 also is vexation H7307 of spirit.