1 The words of the Teacher,a the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher,b
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
at which they toil under the sun?
but the earth remains forever.
and hurries to the place where it rises.
and goes around to the north;
round and round goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they continue to flow.
8 All thingsc are wearisome;
more than one can express;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
or the ear filled with hearing.
and what has been done is what will be done;
there is nothing new under the sun.
“See, this is new”?
It has already been,
in the ages before us.
nor will there be any remembrance
of people yet to come
by those who come after them.
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