Ecclesiastes 1

1:1 The words of the preacher, the son of David, king of
1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher, vanity of vanities;
 all [is] vanity.
1:3 What profit hath a man of all his labor, which he taketh
 under the sun?
1:4 [One] generation passeth away, and [another] generation
 cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
1:5 The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to
 his place where he arose.
1:6 The wind goeth towards the south, and turneth about to the
 north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth
 again according to its circuits.
1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea [is] not full;
 to the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return
1:8 All things [are] full of labor; man cannot utter [it]: the
 eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with
1:9 The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and
 that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there
 is] no new [thing] under the sun.
1:10 Is there [any] thing of which it may be said, See, this
 [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before
1:11 [There is] no remembrance of former [things]; neither shall
 there be [any] remembrance of [things] that are to come with
 [those] that shall come after.
1:12 I the preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom
 concerning all [things] that are done under heaven: this
 grievous labor hath God given to the sons of man to be
 exercised with it.
1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and
 behold, all [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.
1:15 [That which is] crooked cannot be made straight: and that
 which is wanting cannot be numbered.
1:16 I communed with my own heart, saying, Lo, I have come to
 great estate, and have gained more wisdom than all [they] that
 have been before me in Jerusalem: and my heart had great
 experience of wisdom and knowledge.
1:17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and
 folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
1:18 For in much wisdom [is] much grief: and he that increaseth
 knowledge increaseth sorrow.

If while reading you see a word or phrase that you want to find somewhere else in the Bible, you can search from here.

Choose another chapter to read from this book of the Bible
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Go to new chapters to read from
Old Testament Books | New Testament Books | The Psalms

Look at other items of interest in our "home on the web".
We are in the process of designing and building the rest of our 'home'.
The Master's Tech Home Entrance
The Master's Tech Home Architectural Layout | The Master's Tech Site Index

The Kitchen:     Cooking Articles | Cooking & Recipe Newsgroups | Recipes for Everyone
The Library:     The Bible | American Sign Language Dictionary | Typeface Previews
The Sewing Room:     Crafts Projects | Sewing Articles | Sewing Projects
Links:     The Master's Tech Links | Other People's Links | Our Visitors' homepages

Search our 'home' | Search the Internet!
Sponsorship Opportunities
Another creation of The Master's Tech.     Privacy Policy