1 H1697 The words H6953 of the Preacher H1121 , the son H1732 of David H4428 , king H3389 of Jerusalem.
2 H1892 Vanity H1892 of vanities H559 [H8804] , saith 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 [H8799] which he taketh H8121 under the sun?
4 H1755 One generation H1980 [H8802] passeth away H1755 , and another generation H935 H935 [H8802] cometh H776 : but the earth H5975 [H8802] abideth H5769 for ever.
5 H8121 The sun H2224 [H8804] also riseth H8121 , and the sun H935 [H8804] goeth down H7602 [H8802] , and hasteth H4725 to his place H2224 [H8802] where he arose.
6 H7307 The wind H1980 [H8802] goeth H1864 toward the south H5437 [H8802] , and turneth about H6828 to the north H1980 [H8802] ; it whirleth about continually H7307 , and the wind H7725 [H8804] returneth again H5439 according to its circuits.
7 H5158 All the rivers H1980 [H8802] run H3220 into the sea H3220 ; yet the sea H4392 is not full H4725 ; to the place H5158 from which the rivers H1980 [H8802] come H7725 [H8802] , there they return H3212 [H8800] again.
8 H1697 All things H3023 are full of labour H376 ; man H3201 [H8799] cannot H1696 [H8763] utter H5869 it: the eye H7646 [H8799] is not satisfied H7200 [H8800] with seeing H241 , nor the ear H4390 [H8735] filled H8085 [H8800] with hearing.
9 H6213 [H8738] The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done H6213 [H8735] is that which shall be done H2319 : and there is no new H8121 thing under the sun.
10 H3426 Is there H1697 any thing H559 [H8799] of which it may be said H7200 [H8798] , See 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 [H8804] And I gave H3820 my heart H1875 [H8800] to seek H8446 [H8800] and search out H2451 by wisdom H6213 [H8738] concerning all things that are done H8064 under heaven H7451 : this grievous H6045 labour H430 hath God H5414 [H8804] given H1121 to the sons H120 of man H6031 [H8800] to be exercised with it.
14 H7200 [H8804] I have seen H4639 all the works H6213 [H8738] that are done H8121 under the sun H1892 ; and, behold, all is vanity H7469 and vexation H7307 of spirit.
15 H5791 [H8794] That which is crooked H3201 [H8799] cannot H8626 [H8800] be made straight H2642 : and that which is lacking H3201 [H8799] cannot H4487 [H8736] be numbered.
16 H1696 [H8765] I spoke H3820 to my own heart H559 [H8800] , saying H1431 [H8689] , Lo, I have come to great estate H3254 [H8689] , and have gained H2451 more wisdom H6440 than all they that have been before H3389 me in Jerusalem H3820 : and my heart H7235 [H8687] had great H7200 [H8804] experience H2451 of wisdom H1847 and knowledge.
17 H5414 [H8799] And I gave H3820 my heart H3045 [H8800] to know H2451 wisdom H3045 [H8800] , and to know H1947 madness H5531 and folly H3045 [H8804] : I perceived H1571 that this H7475 also is vexation H7307 of spirit.