New Living Translation
So I gave up in despair, questioning the value of all my hard work in this world.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:20 Despair - I gave myself up to despair of ever reaping that satisfaction which I promised to myself.
LibraryA Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep …
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3
The Eternity of Heaven's Happiness.
The Outbreak of the Arian Controversy. The Attitude of Eusebius.
And who can tell whether my successors will be wise or foolish? Yet they will control everything I have gained by my skill and hard work under the sun. How meaningless!
Some people work wisely with knowledge and skill, then must leave the fruit of their efforts to someone who hasn't worked for it. This, too, is meaningless, a great tragedy.
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