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Ecclesiastes 1:3
What profit hath a man from all his labor which he doeth under the sun?
What profit hath man of all his labor wherein he laboreth under the sun?
What advantage does man have from all his work Which he does under the sun (while earthbound)?
What profit does man have left from all his toil at which he toils under the sun? [Is life worth living?]
What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
What do people gain from all the hard work that they work so hard at under the sun?
What does a person gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?
What is there to show for all of our hard work here on this earth?
What profit hath man of all his labour wherewith he laboureth under the sun?
What hath a man more of all his labour, that he taketh under the sun?
Do people really gain anything from all the hard work they do in this life?
What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?
What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?
What do people really ·gain [profit] from all the ·hard work [toil] they do ·here on earth [L under the sun]?
What remaineth unto man in all his travail, which he suffereth under the sun?
What do people gain from all their hard work under the sun?
You spend your life working, laboring, and what do you have to show for it?
What does a man gain for all his efforts that he labors at under the sun?
What do people really gain from all the hard work they do here on earth?
What does a man gain from all of the work that he undertakes on earth?
What profit does a man have of all his labour which he takes under the sun?
What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
What does a person gain in all his toil with which he toils under the sun?
For what does a man get for all his hard work? Generations come and go, but it makes no difference. 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 . . .
Smoke, nothing but smoke. [That’s what the Quester says.] There’s nothing to anything—it’s all smoke. What’s there to show for a lifetime of work, a lifetime of working your fingers to the bone? One generation goes its way, the next one arrives, but nothing changes—it’s business as usual for old planet earth. The sun comes up and the sun goes down, then does it again, and again—the same old round. The wind blows south, the wind blows north. Around and around and around it blows, blowing this way, then that—the whirling, erratic wind. All the rivers flow into the sea, but the sea never fills up. The rivers keep flowing to the same old place, and then start all over and do it again. Everything’s boring, utterly boring— no one can find any meaning in it. Boring to the eye, boring to the ear. What was will be again, what happened will happen again. There’s nothing new on this earth. Year after year it’s the same old thing. Does someone call out, “Hey, this is new”? Don’t get excited—it’s the same old story. Nobody remembers what happened yesterday. And the things that will happen tomorrow? Nobody’ll remember them either. Don’t count on being remembered.
What benefit is there to a man in all his labors that he toils under the sun?
What do people gain from all their hard work under the sun?
What profit have we from all the toil which we toil at under the sun?
What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun?
What do people really gain from all the hard work they do here on earth?
What benefit do people get from all the effort which they expend on earth?
What do people get for all their work? Why do they work so hard on this earth?
What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?
What do people gain from all their labours at which they toil under the sun?
What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun?
What does a man get for all his work which he does under the sun?
What do people get for all their hard work under the sun?
What do people gain from all the toil at which they toil under the sun?
What do people gain from all the toil at which they toil under the sun?
What do people gain from all the toil at which they toil under the sun?
What do people gain from all the toil at which they toil under the sun?
What profit hath a man from all his amal (toil) which he hath toiled under the shemesh?
What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?
What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?
What does a person gain in all his labor that he toils under the sun?
What good does it do anyone to work so hard again and again, sun up to sundown? All his labor to gain but a little?
What does man gain from all his labor in which he labors under the sun?
What hath a man more[over] of all his travail, by which he travaileth under the sun? (What profiteth a person from all his labour, that he laboureth at under the sun?)
What advantage [is] to man by all his labour that he laboureth at under the sun?
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