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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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Jorge Portillo's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment on 8/19/2014, 11:06pm...

Ecclesiastes 1 18, say 's For in much wisdom is much grief and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. With this verse, are my studies that I 've learned over the years, going to hold me back from entering Heaven..?


Ian schofield's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment on 8/11/2014, 8:36pm...

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. so, who here after reading this is waiting for something new?


Pat's Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 comment on 7/31/2014, 2:50pm...

I have a question if someone who is in a completely different country who say lived somewhere remote and was dying would they get a chance to know the gospel at least once before they died?And if so there are millions of people all around the world like this so God gives each of us a chance to hear and accept it or not?


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


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