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1 The wordes of the Preacher, the son of Dauid, King in Ierusalem.

2 Uanitie of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanitie of vanities, all is vanitie.

3 What profite hath a man of all his labour which hee taketh vnder the Sunne?

4 One generation passeth away, and another generation commeth: but the earth abideth for euer.

5 The Sunne also ariseth, and the Sunne goeth downe, and hasteth to the place where he arose.

6 The winde goeth toward the South, and turneth about vnto the North; it whirleth about continually, and the winde returneth againe according to his circuits.

7 All the riuers runne into the sea, yet the Sea is not full: vnto the place from whence the riuers come, thither they returne againe.

8 All things are full of labour, man cannot vtter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the eare filled with hearing.

9 The thing that hath beene, it is that which shall be: and that which is done, is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing vnder the sunne.

10 Is there any thing, whereof it may be sayd, See, this is new? it hath beene already of olde time, which was before vs.

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

12 I the Preacher was king ouer Israel in Ierusalem.

13 And I gaue my heart to seeke and search out by wisedome, concerning all things that are done vnder heauen: this sore trauell hath God giuen to the sonnes of man, to be exercised therewith.

14 I haue seene all the workes that are done vnder the Sunne, and behold, all is vanitie, and vexation of spirit.

15 That which is crooked, cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbred.

16 I communed with mine owne heart, saying, Loe, I am come to great estate, and haue gotten more wisedome then all they that haue beene before me in Ierusalem: yea my heart had great experience of wisedome & knowledge.

17 And I gaue my heart to know wisedome, and to know madnesse and folly: I perceiued that this also is vexation of spirit.

18 For in much wisedome is much griefe: and hee that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.


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Sherry Click's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment on 7/10/2014, 12:58pm...

Indeed...God 's Word will not return much as some would like to think it will..


Shay's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment about verse 15 on 6/19/2014, 1:50pm...

It is futile to spend time and energy trying to correct the oppression and injustice that see today. Only Gods kingdom can do away with wickedness.


Olaniyi Mosadoluwa's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment on 6/10/2014, 10:31am...

This chapter describes how the world is and the significance.What we have is not by power our will but for God,He tests us if we be useful of it or not.During our demise nothing will go with us.Therefore,we should take everything simple because " all is vanity "


Charles Le Blanc's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment on 5/06/2014, 2:59am...

Without God, LIFE does not exist. All is vanity or nothing.before God, the Earth was VOID which means nothing or to erase as it never existed. Gen 1 1 3 John 1 1 5 Nothing was made without Him that was made. So when we try to live our lives without Him it becomes a State Of Nothingness.


Shonda's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment on 4/16/2014, 8:38pm...

Amen... the things on earth is going to perish but the truth of holy living old testament bible will remain the same.cant take nothing with you when you died...what man profit down here cant win him up to heaven got to turn from your wicked ways in give it to the Lord in he will cleanse you from head to to have salvation got to have faith in the living God


Andrew Holland's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment about verse 18 on 3/08/2014, 3:49am...

When you receive wisdom you also receive understanding and knowledge You come to the UNDERSTANDING the world is dying and in need Millions die without knowing Christ Millions part of other religions If that does not put grief in you then i do not know what will You also come to the knowledge of what Christ did for us not only for the christian but for the unbeliever He died for all men so we might live In our own cities there are people living in sin not knowing who Jesus is their souls hanging in the balance if that does not create sorrow i do not know what will We must have a mourning heart for those who are lost and we must share the Gospel with a joyful heart


Amaray's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment about verse 1 on 2/24/2014, 2:54pm...

Yes his the son of David second king in jerusalem who spoke about his toil and everything he did was for no purpose nothing gained what has been done will be done all is vanity it has been done before no remembrance it shall repeat itself and the next generation will gain from all his toil and time has been used to divide peace joy life death all is for no purpose because everything was vain but who is the preacher Solomon Son of David Can t be I m confused


Oluwaseyi Ighereje's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment on 2/20/2014, 3:01pm...

The chapter summarises the whole essence of life


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