Ecclesiastes 1:4
Good News Translation
Generations come and generations go, but the world stays just the same.

Contemporary English Version
People come, and people go, but still the world never changes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth standeth for ever.

New American Bible
One generation departs and another generation comes, but the world forever stays.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth standeth for ever.

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Ecclesiastes 6:12 What needeth a man to seek things that are above him, whereas he knoweth not what is profitable for him in his life, in all the days of his pilgrimage, and the time that passeth like a shadow? Or who can tell him what shall be after him under the sun?

Genesis 5:3-31 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot a son to his own image and likeness, and called his name Seth. . . .

Genesis 11:20-32 And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Sarug. . . .

Genesis 36:9 And these are the generations of Esau, the father of Edom, in mount Seir.

Genesis 47:9 He answered: The days of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years, few, and evil, and they are not come up to the days of the pilgrimage of my fathers.

Exodus 1:6,7 After he was dead, and all his brethren, and all that generation, . . .

Exodus 6:16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi by their kindreds: Gerson, and Caath, and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi were a hundred and thirty-seven.

Psalm 89:47,48 Remember what my substance is: for hast thou made all the children of men in vain? . . .

Psalm 90:9,10 For all our days are spent; and in thy wrath we have fainted away. Our years shall be considered as a spider: . . .

Zechariah 1:5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, shall they live always?

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Psalm 102:24-28 Call me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are unto generation and generation. . . .

Psalm 104:5 Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be moved for ever and ever.

Psalm 119:90,91 Thy truth unto all generations: thou hast founded the earth, and it continueth. . . .

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass: but my words shall not pass.

2 Peter 3:10-13 But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up. . . .

Context
Everything is Futile
3What hath a man more of all his labour, that he taketh under the sun? 4One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth standeth for ever.5The sun riseth, and goeth down, and returneth to his place: and there rising again,…
Cross References
Psalm 104:5
Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be moved for ever and ever.

Psalm 119:90
Thy truth unto all generations: thou hast founded the earth, and it continueth.

Psalm 125:1
A gradual canticle. They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Sion: he shall not be moved for ever that dwelleth

Additional Translations
Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth stays for ever.

One generation goeth, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth for ever.

A generation goes, and a generation comes: but the earth stands for ever.

[One] generation passeth away, and [another] generation cometh, but the earth standeth for ever.

One generation goeth, and another generation cometh; and the earth abideth for ever.

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

One generation goes, and another generation comes; but the earth remains forever.

A generation is going, and a generation is coming, and the earth to the age is standing.
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