Ecclesiastes 1:14
Good News Translation
I have seen everything done in this world, and I tell you, it is all useless. It is like chasing the wind.

Contemporary English Version
I have seen it all, and everything is just as senseless as chasing the wind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold all is vanity, and vexation of spirit.

New American Bible
I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold all is vanity, and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 1:17,18 And I have given my heart to know prudence, and learning, and errors, and folly: and I have perceived that in these also there was labour, and vexation of spirit, . . .

Ecclesiastes 2:11,17,26 And when I turned myself to all the works which my hands had wrought, and to the labours wherein I had laboured in vain, I saw in all things vanity, and vexation of mind, and that nothing was lasting under the sun. . . .

1 Kings 4:30-32 And the wisdom of Solomon surpassed the wisdom of all the Orientals, and of the Egyptians; . . .

Psalm 39:5,6 Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living. . . .

Context
With Wisdom Comes Sorrow
13And I proposed in my mind to seek and search out wisely concerning all things that are done under the sun. This painful occupation hath God given to the children of men, to be exercised therein. 14I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold all is vanity, and vexation of spirit.15The perverse are hard to be corrected, and the number of fools is infinite.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 1:17
And I have given my heart to know prudence, and learning, and errors, and folly: and I have perceived that in these also there was labour, and vexation of spirit,

Ecclesiastes 2:11
And when I turned myself to all the works which my hands had wrought, and to the labours wherein I had laboured in vain, I saw in all things vanity, and vexation of mind, and that nothing was lasting under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 2:17
And therefore I was weary of my life, when I saw that all things under the sun are evil, and all vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
God hath given to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he hath given vexation, and superfluous care, to heap up and to gather together, and to give it to him that hath pleased God: but this also is vanity, and a fruitless solicitude of the mind.

Ecclesiastes 4:4
Again I considered all the labours of men, and I remarked that their industries are exposed to the envy of their neighbour: so in this also there is vanity, and fruitless care.

Ecclesiastes 4:16
The number of the people, of all that were before him is infinite: and they that shall come afterwards, shall not rejoice in him: but this also is vanity, and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 6:9
Better it is to see what thou mayst desire, than to desire that which thou canst not know. But this also is vanity, and presumption of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 8:16
And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to understand the distraction that is upon earth: for there are some that day and night take no sleep with their eyes.

Additional Translations
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun, and have found them all to be futile, a pursuit of the wind.I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

I beheld all the works that were wrought under the sun; and, beheld, all were vanity and waywardness of spirit.

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and pursuit of the wind.

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.

I have seen all the works that have been done under the sun, and lo, the whole is vanity and vexation of spirit!
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