Ecclesiastes 1:2-4 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Introduction: Utter Futility
2 “Futile! Futile!” laments the Teacher.
“Absolutely futile! Everything is futile!”
Futility Illustrated from Nature
3 What benefit do people get from all the effort
which they expend on earth?
4 A generation comes and a generation goes,
but the earth remains the same through the ages.