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Everything is so meaningless. The Teacher says that it is all a waste of time![a] Do people really gain anything from all the hard work they do in this life[b]?

Things Never Change

People live and people die, but the earth continues forever.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 1:2 meaningless … a waste of time The Hebrew word means “vapor or breath” or “something that is useless, meaningless, empty, wrong, or a waste of time.”
  2. Ecclesiastes 1:3 in this life Literally, “under the sun.” Also in verses 9, 13.

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