What has been is what will be, and what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
Cross ReferencesEcclesiastes 1:10
Is there a case where one can say, "Look, this is new"? It has already existed in the ages before us.
Then I turned to consider wisdom and madness and folly; for what more can the king's successor do than what has already been accomplished?
What exists has already been, and what will be has already been, for God will call to account what has passed.
Whatever exists was named long ago, and what happens to a man is foreknown; but he cannot contend with one stronger than he.
Chapter Outline1. the preacher shows that all human courses are vain
4. because the creatures are restless in their courses
9. they bring forth nothing new, and all old things are forgotten
12. and because he has found it so in the studies of wisdom
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