Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
At last I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; and they all have one breath; so that a man has no more breath than a beast: for all is vanity.
Again, I considered all travail and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
He that loves money shall not be satisfied with money; nor he that loves abundance with increase; this is also vanity.
Certainly the many words multiply vanity, what more does man have?
but if a man lives many years and rejoices in them all; yet if afterwards he remembers the days of darkness, for they shall be many, he shall say that everything that shall have happened to him is vanity.
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
Behold, thou hast made my days as a handbreadth, and my age is as nothing before thee; verily every man that lives is altogether vanity. Selah.
Surely the sons of Adam are vanity, and the sons of nobles are a lie; to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
Man is like unto vanity; his days are as a shadow that passes away.
For the creatures were subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected them,