1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

Ecclesiastes 1

1 The preacher sheweth that all human courses are vain: 4 because the creatures are restless in their courses, 9 they bring forth nothing new, and all old things are forgotten, 12 and because he hath found it so in the studies of wisdom.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:1 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:1 Bible Study Notes 1:1 ¶ Words of a preacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:2 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:2 Bible Study Notes 1:2 Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, Vanity of vanities: the whole [is] vanity.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:3 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:3 Bible Study Notes 1:3 What advantage [is] to man by all his labour that he laboureth at under the sun?

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:4 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:4 Bible Study Notes 1:4 A generation is going, and a generation is coming, and the earth to the age is standing.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:5 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:5 Bible Study Notes 1:5 Also, the sun hath risen, and the sun hath gone in, and unto its place panting it is rising there.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:6 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:6 Bible Study Notes 1:6 Going unto the south, and turning round unto the north, turning round, turning round, the wind is going, and by its circuits the wind hath returned.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:7 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:7 Bible Study Notes 1:7 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.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:8 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:8 Bible Study Notes 1:8 All these things are wearying; a man is not able to speak, the eye is not satisfied by seeing, nor filled is the ear from hearing.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:9 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:9 Bible Study Notes 1:9 What [is] that which hath been? it [is] that which is, and what [is] that which hath been done? it [is] that which is done, and there is not an entirely new thing under the sun.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:10 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:10 Bible Study Notes 1:10 There is a thing of which [one] saith: 'See this, it [is] new!' already it hath been in the ages that were before us!

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:11 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:11 Bible Study Notes 1:11 There is not a remembrance of former [generations]; and also of the latter that are, there is no remembrance of them with those that are at the last.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:12 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:12 Bible Study Notes 1:12 ¶ I, a preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:13 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:13 Bible Study Notes 1:13 And I have given my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that hath been done under the heavens. It [is] a sad travail God hath given to the sons of man to be humbled by it.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:14 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:14 Bible Study Notes 1:14 I have seen all the works that have been done under the sun, and lo, the whole [is] vanity and vexation of spirit!

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:15 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:15 Bible Study Notes 1:15 A crooked thing [one] is not able to make straight, and a lacking thing is not able to be numbered.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:16 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:16 Bible Study Notes 1:16 I—I spake with my heart, saying, 'I, lo, I have magnified and added wisdom above every one who hath been before me at Jerusalem, and my heart hath seen abundantly wisdom and knowledge.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:17 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:17 Bible Study Notes 1:17 And I give my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I have known that even this [is] vexation of spirit;

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 1:18 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 1:18 Bible Study Notes 1:18 for, in abundance of wisdom [is] abundance of sadness, and he who addeth knowledge addeth pain.'

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