New International Version
2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!”
says the Teacher.
Everything is meaningless.”(A)
3 What do people gain from all their labors
at which they toil under the sun?(B)
4 Generations come and generations go,
but the earth remains forever.(C)
5 The sun rises and the sun sets,
and hurries back to where it rises.(D)
6 The wind blows to the south
and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
ever returning on its course.
7 All streams flow into the sea,
yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
there they return again.(E)
8 All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,(F)
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;(G)
there is nothing new under the sun.