Ecclesiastes 2:17
Good News Translation
So life came to mean nothing to me, because everything in it had brought me nothing but trouble. It had all been useless; I had been chasing the wind.

Contemporary English Version
This made me hate life. Everything we do is painful; it's just as senseless as chasing the wind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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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.

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Numbers 11:15 But if it seem unto thee otherwise, I beseech thee to kill me, and let me find grace in thy eyes, that I be not afflicted with so great evils.

1 Kings 19:4 And he went forward, one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord; take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers.

Job 3:20-22 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul? . . .

Job 7:15,16 So that my soul rather chooseth hanging, and my bones death. . . .

Job 14:13 Who will grant me this, that thou mayst protect me in hell, and hide me till thy wrath pass, and appoint me a time when thou wilt remember me?

Jeremiah 20:14-18 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day in which my mother bore me, be blessed. . . .

Jonah 4:3,8 And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil. . . .

Philippians 1:23-25 But I am straitened between two: having a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ, a thing by far the better. . . .

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Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold all is vanity, and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 3:16 I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.

Ezekiel 3:14 The spirit also lifted me, and took me up: and I went away in bitterness in the indignation of my spirit: for the hand of the Lord was with me, strengthening me.

Habakkuk 1:3 Why hast thou shewn me iniquity and grievance, to see rapine and injustice before me? and there is a judgment, but opposition is more powerful.

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Ecclesiastes 2:11,22 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 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.

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

Context
The Wise and the Foolish
16For there shall be no remembrance of the wise no more than of the fool forever, and the times to come shall cover all things together with oblivion: the learned dieth in like manner as the unlearned. 17And 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.
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 1:14
I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold all is vanity, and vexation of spirit.

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 4:2
And I praised the dead rather than the living:

Ecclesiastes 4:3
And I judged him happier than them both, that is not yet born, nor hath seen the evils that are done under the sun.

Additional Translations
So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. For everything is futile and a pursuit of the wind.Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

So I hated life, because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

So I hated life; because the work that was wrought under the sun was evil before me: for all is vanity and waywardness of spirit.

And I hated life; for the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and pursuit of the wind.

So I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me: for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.

And I have hated life, for sad to me is the work that hath been done under the sun, for the whole is vanity and vexation of spirit.
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