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Ecclesiastes 2:20
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I had done under the sun.
Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor wherein I had labored under the sun.
So I turned aside and let my heart despair over all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.
So I turned around and gave my heart up to despair over all the labor of my efforts under the sun.
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
I then gave myself up to despair, as I thought about all my laborious hard work under the sun,
Thus I came to despair over all the things I had worked for under the sun.
I thought about all my hard work, and I felt depressed.
Then I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour wherewith I had laboured under the sun.
Wherefore I left off and my heart renounced labouring any more under the sun.
So I became sad about all the work I had done.
So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun,
So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labours under the sun,
So I ·became sad [despaired; L caused my heart to despair] about all the ·hard work [toil] I had done ·here on earth [L under the sun; 1:3].
Therefore I went about to make mine heart abhor all the labor, wherein I had travailed under the Sun.
Then I fell into despair over everything for which I had worked so hard under the sun.
So I came to regret that I had worked so hard.
So I began to give myself over to despair concerning all my work that I had labored at under the sun.
So I became sad about all the hard work I had done here on earth.
So I came to be in despair about everything I had accomplished on earth.
Therefore my heart began to despair again regarding all the labour which I took under the sun.
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
So I began to despair of all the toil with which I toiled under the sun.
So I turned in despair from hard work as the answer to my search for satisfaction. For though I spend my life searching for wisdom, knowledge, and skill, I must leave all of it to someone who hasn’t done a day’s work in his life; he inherits all my efforts, free of charge. This is not only foolish but unfair. So what does a man get for all his hard work? Days full of sorrow and grief, and restless, bitter nights. It is all utterly ridiculous.
That’s when I called it quits, gave up on anything that could be hoped for on this earth. What’s the point of working your fingers to the bone if you hand over what you worked for to someone who never lifted a finger for it? Smoke, that’s what it is. A bad business from start to finish. So what do you get from a life of hard labor? Pain and grief from dawn to dusk. Never a decent night’s rest. Nothing but smoke.
So I turned to give my heart up to despair concerning all the toil of my labors under the sun.
Then I fell into despair over everything for which I had worked so hard under the sun.
So my heart turned to despair over all the fruits of my toil under the sun.
Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.
So I became sad about all the hard work I had done here on earth.
So I began to despair about all the fruit of my labor for which I worked so hard on earth.
So I began to lose hope because of all my hard work on this earth.
So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun.
So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labour under the sun.
Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun.
So I was filled with sorrow for all I had worked for under the sun.
So I gave up in despair, questioning the value of all my hard work in this world.
So I turned and gave my heart up to despair concerning all the toil of my labors under the sun,
So I turned and gave my heart up to despair concerning all the toil of my labours under the sun,
So I turned and gave my heart up to despair concerning all the toil of my labours under the sun,
So I turned and gave my heart up to despair concerning all the toil of my labors under the sun,
Therefore I turned aside to give up my lev to despair over all the wearisome amal with which I toiled under the shemesh.
So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun,
So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun,
So I turned my heart over to despair over all the things for which I had toiled under the sun.
So I turned these thoughts over in my mind and despaired over how hard I worked under the sun.
Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.
Wherefore I ceased, and mine heart forsook for to travail further under [the] sun. (And so I ceased to study, and my heart did not desire to labour any more under the sun.)
And I turned round to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labour that I laboured at under the sun.
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