23 Because all his days his activity is painful and (A)irritating; even at night his [a]mind (B)does not rest. This too is futility.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 2:23 Lit heart

26 For to a person who is good in His sight, (A)He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may (B)give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is (C)futility and striving after wind.

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10 I have seen the (A)task which God has given the sons of mankind with which to [a]occupy themselves.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 3:10 Or trouble

There was a man without a [a]dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, (A)his eyes were not satisfied with riches, and he never asked, “And (B)for whom do I labor and deprive myself of pleasure?” This too is futility, and it is an (C)unhappy task.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 4:8 Lit second