Ecclesiastes 2:20
Good News Translation
So I came to regret that I had worked so hard.

Contemporary English Version
I thought about all my hard work, and I felt depressed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I left off and my heart renounced labouring anymore under the sun.

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Wherefore I left off and my heart renounced labouring anymore under the sun.

Genesis 43:14 And may my almighty God make him favourable to you: and send back with you your brother, whom he keepeth, and this Benjamin: and as for me I shall be desolate without children.

Job 17:11-15 My days have passed away, my thoughts are dissipated, tormenting my heart. . . .

Psalm 39:6,7 Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things. . . .

1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, of our tribulation which came to us in Asia: that we were pressed out of measure above our strength, so that we were weary even of life. . . .

1 Thessalonians 3:3,4 That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. . . .

Context
The Futility of Work
19Whom I know not whether he will be a wise man or a fool, and he shall have rule over all my labours with which I have laboured and been solicitous: and is there anything so vain? 20Wherefore I left off and my heart renounced labouring anymore under the sun.21For when a man laboureth in wisdom, and knowledge, and carefulness, he leaveth what he hath gotten to an idle man: so this also is vanity, and a great evil.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 2:19
Whom I know not whether he will be a wise man or a fool, and he shall have rule over all my labours with which I have laboured and been solicitous: and is there anything so vain?

Ecclesiastes 2:21
For when a man laboureth in wisdom, and knowledge, and carefulness, he leaveth what he hath gotten to an idle man: so this also is vanity, and a great evil.

Additional Translations
So my heart began to despair over all the labor that I had done under the sun.Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I took under the sun.

Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor wherein I had labored under the sun.

so I went about to dismiss from my heart all my labour wherein I had laboured under the sun.

Then I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour wherewith I had laboured under the sun.

Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labour wherein I had laboured under the sun.

Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I took under the sun.

Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.

And I turned round to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labour that I laboured at under the sun.
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