Ecclesiastes 3:10
Good News Translation
I know the heavy burdens that God has laid on us.

Contemporary English Version
I have seen what difficult things God demands of us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have seen the trouble, which God hath given the sons of men to be exercised in it.

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I have seen the trouble, which God hath given the sons of men to be exercised in it.

Ecclesiastes 1:3 What hath a man more of all his labour, that he taketh under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 2:11,22,23 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 5:16 A most deplorable evil: as he came, so shall he return. What then doth it profit him that he hath laboured for the wind?

Proverbs 14:23 In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want.

Matthew 16:26 For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?

Context
God's Works Remain Forever
9What hath man more of his labour? 10I have seen the trouble, which God hath given the sons of men to be exercised in it.11He hath made all things good in their time, and hath delivered the world to their consideration, so that man cannot find out the work which God hath made from the beginning to the end.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 1:13
And 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.

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 11:5
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones are joined together in the womb of her that is with child: so thou knowest not the works of God, who is the maker of all.

Additional Translations
I have seen the burden that God has laid on men to occupy them.I have seen the travail, which God has given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.

I have seen all the trouble, which God has given to the sons of men to be troubled with.

I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of men to toil in.

I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.

I have seen the labor, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

I have seen the burden which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.

I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of man to be humbled by it.
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