2 [a]Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher: vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
3 What remaineth unto man in all his [b]travail, which he suffereth under the sun?
4 One generation passeth, and another generation succeedeth: but the earth remaineth [c]forever.
Ecclesiastes 1:2He condemneth the opinions of all men that set felicity in any thing, but in God alone, seeing that in this world all things are as vanity and nothing.
Ecclesiastes 1:3Solomon doth not condemn man’s labor or diligence, but showeth that there is no full contentation in any thing under the heaven, nor in any creature, forasmuch as all things are transitory.
Ecclesiastes 1:4One man dieth after another, and the earth remaineth longest, even to the last day, which yet is subject to corruption.
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