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Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that it had cost me to do them; and behold, all was vanity and pursuit of the wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
For what befalleth the children of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other, and they have all one breath; and man hath no pre-eminence above the beast: for all is vanity.
And I saw all labour, and all success of work, that it is man's jealousy of his neighbour. This also is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver, nor he that loveth abundance with increase. This also is vanity.
For there are many things that increase vanity: what is man advantaged?
but if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all, yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many: all that cometh is vanity.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher: all is vanity.
Behold, thou hast made my days as hand-breadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before thee; verily, every man, even the high placed, is altogether vanity. Selah.
Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together lighter than vanity.
Man is like to vanity; his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of its will, but by reason of him who has subjected the same, in hope