9 occurrences in 6 translations

'Striving After Wind' in the Bible

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also was a striving after wind.

Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do; and, behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.

So I hated life, because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

For to the man that pleaseth him God giveth wisdom, and knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that pleaseth God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Then I saw all labor and every skilful work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and striving after wind.

There was no end of all the people, even of all them over whom he was: yet they that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

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