4 I also realized that all of the toil and all of the skillful work that is done—it is envy between one man and ⌊another⌋.b This also is vanity and chasing wind!
so he has nothing to eat except his own skin⌋!c
than two fists full with toil and chasing wind.
7 I turned again and saw another vanity under the sun. 8 Sometimes a man is all alone with no companion; he also has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eye is not satisfied with wealth. He laments, “For whom am I toiling and depriving ⌊myself⌋d of pleasure?” This also is vanity—it is an unhappy business!
Literally “his friend”
Literally “The fool folds his hands and eats his flesh”
Literally “his soul”