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

  • 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
  • A disciple
    Pauson; this is something that many of us were taught, by those who didn't know themselves! The fact is, that Solomon had asked the LORD for this wisdom to be able to feed the people with knowledge and understanding. "The Preacher;" which is most accurately interpreted, "The Summoner, (one who calls to assembly);" was written for awakening men out of the vanities of this life, to bring them to God
  • Pauson
    Solomon could not understand his purpise of living. He served his interests rather than thinking about his legacy. All is vanity without christ.
  • Chris Powell
    All that we seek and have is vanity, listen to what the Lord is saying. We can own everything in this world but will never be satisfied.
  • A disciple
    Billy B. Yes, I think those are good points. Something more you may find interesting; when we think of Ecclesiastes as God's Spirit in Solomon preaching to His people Israel, and summoning them to the great Assembly of the Saved; of all the distractions, cares and pleasures of this life; of all the vanity and vexation of spirit; how do we consider, "What will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
  • Billy b
    So what I get out of it is that no matter how great or how strong and big Jesus makes us where only made in his image we are not perfect the point is not to focus on the bad but to show God loves us all and came for sinners

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