(A)Futility of futilities,” says the Preacher,
“Futility of futilities! All is futility.”

(B)What advantage does a person have in all his work
Which he does under the sun?

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13 And I (A)set my [a]mind to seek and (B)explore by wisdom about everything that has been done under heaven. It is a [b](C)sorry task with which God has given the sons of mankind to be troubled. 14 I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is (D)futility and striving after wind.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 1:13 Lit heart
  2. Ecclesiastes 1:13 Lit evil