That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
then I saw all the work of God, that man can't find out the work that is done under the sun, because however much a man labors to seek it out, yet he won't find it. Yes even though a wise man thinks he can comprehend it, he won't be able to find it.
All this have I seen, and applied my mind to every work that is done under the sun. There is a time in which one man has power over another to his hurt.
What does man gain from all his labor in which he labors under the sun?
Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all of my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.
Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.
For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun?
Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of those who were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
I saw all the living who walk under the sun, that they were with the youth, the other, who succeeded him.
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy on men:
For who knows what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he spends like a shadow? For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?
Also their love, their hatred, and their envy has perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun.
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun.
I have also seen wisdom under the sun in this way, and it seemed great to me.
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, the sort of error which proceeds from the ruler.
Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that will accompany him in his labor all the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.
Yes, better than them both is him who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the sky. It is a heavy burden that God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.
I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold of folly, until I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their lives.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: