Ecclesiastes 1:5

“The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Sunne also ariseth, and the Sunne goeth downe, and hasteth to the place where he arose.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there {again.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to its place where it ariseth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sun comes up and the sun goes down, and goes quickly back to the place where he came up.
- Basic English Bible

The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to its place where it ariseth.
- Darby Bible

The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
- Webster's Bible

The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, and hurries to its place where it rises.
- World English Bible

Also, the sun hath risen, and the sun hath gone in, and unto its place panting it is rising there.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he ariseth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 1:5


1:5 The sun - The sun is in perpetual motion, rising, setting, and rising again, and so constantly repeating its course in all succeeding days, and years, and ages; and the like he observes concerning the winds and rivers, ver.#6|,7, and the design of these similitudes seem to be; to shew the vanity of all worldly things, and that man's mind can never be satisfied with them, because there is nothing in the world but a constant repetition of the same things, which is so irksome, that the consideration thereof hath made some persons weary of their lives; and there is no new thing under the sun, as is added in the foot of the account, ver.#9|, which seems to be given us as a key to understand the meaning of the foregoing passages. And this is certain from experience that the things of this world are so narrow, and the mind of man so vast, that there must be something new to satisfy the mind; and even delightful things by too frequent repetition, are so far from yielding satisfaction, that they grow tedious and troublesome.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 1

  • A disciple
    Dear Bob; I love the Book of 'The Preacher' or, 'The Summoner.' Some Bible expositors say that Ecclesiastes was a Book about Solomon's Non-Spirit filled attempt to figure out life. But what it really is, is a collection of examples used to call people to rise above this present existence, and all its vanity and vexation of spirit. The very Title of the Book implies Preaching and Calling Assembly.
  • Bob DeHaan
    I have gained much wisdom and understanding from this wonderful book called Ecclesiastes. The heart of man seeks all that is vanity in this world. We can not understand unless we give up our lives to Jesus Christ. We become new creations in Christ, seeking seeking An Eternal perspective instead of a vain and temporal perspective. Holy Spirit feed us the Bread of Life each new day!
  • Clarence Bagley
    could it be that Year's is only a myth if there is nothing new under the sun
  • Carolyn Rowe
    God gave Solomon wisdom greater than anyone before or after him, yet he ended up marrying 700 "strange " women ( heathens) who turned his heart from God to idols. Man at his best is vanity. He misuses God's gifts on his lust.
  • I perceive the knowledge of Geography as a subject already existing in full deta
    God is Omniscient. He knows everything, and we need to therefore fear Him alone who knows all things in secret and in the open, in dark or in light, in private or in public. Fear Him Alone!
  • Claude perea
    Jesus our Lord is all knowing all wise and all power yet most people in this life don't care to know him This I Would Say Is TRULY vanity

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