13 And I (A)applied my heart[a] to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy (B)business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 1:13 The Hebrew term denotes the center of one's inner life, including mind, will, and emotions

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