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In my opinion, nothing is worthwhile; everything is futile. 3-7 For what does a man get for all his hard work?

Generations come and go, but it makes no difference.[a] The sun rises and sets and hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south and north, here and there, twisting back and forth, getting nowhere.* The rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full, and the water returns again to the rivers and flows again to the sea . . .

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  1. Ecclesiastes 1:3 but it makes no difference, literally, “but the earth remains forever.” getting nowhere, implied.

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