27 So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    (A)male and female he created them.

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11 He has (A)made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot (B)find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

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(A)Vanity[a] of vanities, says (B)the Preacher,
    (C)vanity of vanities! (D)All is vanity.
(E)What (F)does man gain by all the toil
    at which he toils under the sun?
A generation goes, and a generation comes,
    but (G)the earth remains forever.
(H)The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
    and hastens[b] to the place where it rises.
(I)The wind blows to the south
    and goes around to the north;
around and around goes the wind,
    and on its circuits the wind returns.
All (J)streams run to the sea,
    but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
    there they flow again.
All things are full of weariness;
    a man cannot utter it;
(K)the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
    nor the ear filled with hearing.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 1:2 The Hebrew term hebel, translated vanity or vain, refers concretely to a “mist,” “vapor,” or “mere breath,” and metaphorically to something that is fleeting or elusive (with different nuances depending on the context). It appears five times in this verse and in 29 other verses in Ecclesiastes
  2. Ecclesiastes 1:5 Or and returns panting

The Word Became Flesh

(A)In the beginning was (B)the Word, and (C)the Word was with God, and (D)the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (E)All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (F)In him was life,[a] and (G)the life was the light of men. (H)The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:4 Or was not any thing made. That which has been made was life in him

27 (A)To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are (B)the riches of the glory of (C)this mystery, which is Christ in you, (D)the hope of glory.

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