1 H1697 The words H6953 of the Preacher, H1121 the son H1732 of David, H4428 king H3389 in Jerusalem:
2 H1892 "Vanity H1892 of vanities," H559 says H6953 the Preacher; H1892 "Vanity H1892 of vanities, H1892 all is vanity."
3 H120 What does man H3504 gain H5999 from all his labor H5998 in which he labors H8121 under the sun?
4 H1755 One generation H1980 goes, H1755 and another generation H935 comes; H776 but the earth H5975 remains H5769 forever.
5 H8121 The sun H2224 also rises, H8121 and the sun H935 goes down, H7602 and hurries H4725 to its place H2224 where it rises.
6 H7307 The wind H1980 goes H1864 toward the south, H5437 and turns around H6828 to the north. H5437 It turns around H1980 continually H7307 as it goes, and the wind H7725 returns again to its courses.
7 H5158 All the rivers H1980 run H3220 into the sea, H3220 yet the sea H4392 is not full. H4725 To the place H5158 where the rivers H1980 flow, H7725 there they flow H3212 again.
8 H1697 All things H3023 are full of weariness H376 H3201 beyond H1696 uttering. H5869 The eye H7646 is not satisfied H7200 with seeing, H241 nor the ear H7646 filled H8085 with hearing.
9 H6213 That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done H6213 is that which shall be done: H2319 and there is no new H8121 thing under the sun.
10 H3426 Is there H1697 a thing H559 of which it may be said, H7200 "Behold, H2319 this is new?" H3528 It has been long ago, H5769 in the ages H6440 which were before us.
11 H2146 There is no memory H7223 of the former; H2146 neither shall there be any memory H314 of the latter that are to come, H314 among those that shall come after.
13 H5414 I applied H3820 my heart H1875 to seek H8446 and to search out H2451 by wisdom H6213 concerning all that is done H8064 under the sky. H7451 It is a heavy H6045 burden H430 that God H5414 has given H1121 to the sons H120 of men H6031 to be afflicted with.
14 H7200 I have seen H4639 all the works H6213 that are done H8121 under the sun; H1892 and behold, all is vanity H7469 and a chasing H7307 after wind.
15 H5791 That which is crooked H3201 can't H8626 be made straight; H2642 and that which is lacking H3201 can't H4487 be counted.
16 H1696 I said H3820 to myself, H559 "Behold, H3254 I have obtained H1431 for myself great H2451 wisdom H6440 above all who were before H3389 me in Jerusalem. H3820 Yes, my heart H7235 has had great H7200 experience H2451 of wisdom H1847 and knowledge."
17 H5414 I applied H3820 my heart H3045 to know H2451 wisdom, H3045 and to know H1947 madness H5531 and folly. H3045 I perceived H1571 that this H7475 also was a chasing H7307 after wind.