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And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely , riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt:
For what hath a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboreth under the sun?
1 Samuel 12:21
and turn ye not aside; for then would ye go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
The priests said not, Where is Jehovah? and they that handle the law knew me not: the rulers also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
What profit hath man of all his labor wherein he laboreth under the sun?
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: he hath no standing grain; the blade shall yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.
Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?