New International Version
What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun?
King James Bible
For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
Darby Bible Translation
For what will man have of all his labour and of the striving of his heart, wherewith he hath wearied himself under the sun?
World English Bible
For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun?
Young's Literal Translation
For what hath been to a man by all his labour, and by the thought of his heart that he laboured at under the sun?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For what hath man of all his laborer - Labour of body, disappointment of hope, and vexation of heart, have been all my portion.
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to submit to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it.
What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
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