New American Standard Bible
Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.
King James Bible
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
Darby Bible Translation
Then I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour wherewith I had laboured under the sun.
World English Bible
Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I went about - i. e., I turned from one course of action to another.
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. …
Ephraim the Syrian—Hymns and Homilies of Ephraim the Syrian
Whether the Church Observes a Suitable Rite in Baptizing?
Lii. Concerning Hypocrisy, Worldly Anxiety, Watchfulness, and his Approaching Passion.
Messiah's Easy Yoke
And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun. This too is vanity.
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.
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