New American Standard Bible
Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.
King James Bible
Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
Darby Bible Translation
And I hated all my labour wherewith I had been toiling under the sun, because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
World English Bible
I hated all my labor in which I labored under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who comes after me.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have hated all my labour that I labour at under the sun, because I leave it to a man who is after me.
Ecclesiastes 2:18 Parallel
LibraryChronology of the Life of Ephraim.
Thus the fixed points for determining the chronology of Ephraim's life are: 1. The death of his patron, St. Jacob, Bishop of Nisibis, in 338, after the first siege of that city. 2. The third siege, in which he was among the defenders of the city, in 350. 3. The surrender of Nisibis by Jovian, and its abandonment by its Christian inhabitants, 363; followed by Ephraim's removal to Edessa. 4. The consecration of Basil to the see of Cæsarea, late in 370, followed by Ephraim's visit to him there. …
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Lii. Concerning Hypocrisy, Worldly Anxiety, Watchfulness, and his Approaching Passion.
Messiah's Easy Yoke
"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.
For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.
What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun?
Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.
I have seen that nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities, for that is his lot. For who will bring him to see what will occur after him?
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