New Living Translation
What do people really get for all their hard work?
King James Bible
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
Darby Bible Translation
What profit hath he that worketh from that wherein he laboureth?
World English Bible
What profit has he who works in that in which he labors?
Young's Literal Translation
What advantage hath the doer in that which he is labouring at?
Ecclesiastes 3:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:9 What profit - Seeing then all events are out of man's power, and no man can do or enjoy any thing at his pleasure, but only when God pleaseth, as has been shewed in many particulars, and is as true and certain in all others, hence it follows, that all men's labours, without God's blessing, are unprofitable, and utterly insufficient to make them happy.
Of Self-Annihilation Supplication and sacrifice are comprehended in prayer, which, according to S. John, is "an incense, the smoke whereof ascendeth unto God;" therefore it is said in the Apocalypse that "unto the Angel was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all Saints'' (Chap. viii. 3). Prayer is the effusion of the heart in the Presence of God: "I have poured out my soul before God" saith the mother of Samuel. (1 Sam. i. 15) The prayer of the wise men at the feet of …
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The Lapse of Time.
"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
1 Corinthians 16:16
to submit to them and others like them who serve with such devotion.
What do people get for all their hard work under the sun?
But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless--like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere.
And this, too, is a very serious problem. People leave this world no better off than when they came. All their hard work is for nothing--like working for the wind.
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