'Gain' in the Bible
What does a man gain for all his efforts he labors at under the sun?
So I thought to myself, "The fate of the fool will happen even to me! Then what did I gain by becoming so excessively wise?" So I lamented to myself, "The benefits of wisdom are ultimately meaningless!"
For what does a person gain from everything that he accomplishes and from his inner life struggles that he undergoes while working on earth?
What does the worker gain from his struggles?
He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance with gain. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!
When someone's prosperity increases, those who consume it also increase; so what does its owner gain, except that he gets to see it with his eyes?
This too is a sickening tragedy: exactly as he comes, so he will go. What does he gain who struggles for the wind?
So what advantage does a wise man have over a fool? And what advantage does a pauper gain by knowing how to survive?
Unjust gain makes the wise foolish, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
When I tried to gain wisdom and to observe the activity on earth -- even though it prevents anyone from sleeping day or night --
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