14 I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is [a](A)vanity and striving after wind.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 1:14 Or futility

11 Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had [a]exerted, and behold all was [b](A)vanity and striving after wind and there was (B)no profit under the sun.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 2:11 Lit labored to do
  2. Ecclesiastes 2:11 Or futility, and so throughout the ch

17 So I (A)hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was [a]grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 2:17 Lit evil

I have seen that every labor and every (A)skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is [a](B)vanity and striving after wind.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 4:4 Or futility, and so throughout the ch

One hand full of rest is (A)better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.

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16 There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them, and even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him, for this too is (A)vanity and striving after wind.

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What the eyes (A)see is better than what the soul [a]desires. This too is (B)futility and a striving after wind.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 6:9 Lit goes after

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