New International Version
All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.
King James Bible
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Darby Bible Translation
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full: unto the place whither the rivers go, thither they go again.
World English Bible
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again.
Young's Literal Translation
All the streams are going unto the sea, and the sea is not full; unto a place whither the streams are going, thither they are turning back to go.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full - The reason is, nothing goes into it either by the; rivers or by rain, that does not come from it: and to the place whence the rivers come, whether from the sea originally by evaporation, or immediately by rain, thither they return again; for the water exhaled from the sea by evaporation is collected in the clouds, and in rain, etc., falls upon the tops of the mountains; and, filtered through their fissures, produce streams, several of which uniting, make rivers, which flow into the sea. The water is again evaporated by the sun; the vapors collected are precipitated; and, being filtered through the earth, become streams, etc., as before.
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LibraryTwo views of Life
'This sore travail hath God given to the sons of man, to be exercised therewith.--ECCLES. i. 13. 'He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.'--HEBREWS xii. 10. These two texts set before us human life as it looks to two observers. The former admits that God shapes it; but to him it seems sore travail, the expenditure of much trouble and efforts; the results of which seem to be nothing beyond profitless exercise. There is an immense activity and nothing to show for it at the end …
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Eusebius' Birth and Training. His Life in Cæsarea Until the Outbreak of the Persecution.
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The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
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