1 The words of the aPreacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
3 aWhat advantage does man have in all his work
Which he does under the sun?
5 Also, athe sun rises and the sun sets;
And 1hastening to its place it rises there again.
Then turning toward the north,
The wind continues 2swirling along;
And on its circular courses the wind returns.
7 All the rivers 1flow into the sea,
Yet the sea is not full.
To the place where the rivers 1flow,
There they 1flow again.
Man is not able to tell it.
aThe eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor is the ear filled with hearing.
9 aThat which has been is that which will be,
And that which has been done is that which will be done.
So there is nothing new under the sun.
“See this, it is new”?
Already it has existed for ages
Which were before us.
And also of the 2later things which will occur,
There will be for them no remembrance
Among those who will come 2later still.
Or Futility of futilities
Lit first or former
Lit latter or after