The name of this book signifies "The Preacher." 1 The words of David’s son, Qoheleth, king in Jerusalem:[a](A) 2 Vanity of vanities,[b]says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! 6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. (F)6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north;round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full.To the place the streams come from, there they return again. (12-18)1-3 Much is to be learned by comparing one part of Scripture with another. 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. (K), 12 I, the Teacher,(L) was king over Israel in Jerusalem. * c. 4 One generation departs and another generation comes, but the world forever stays. What profit has a man of all his labour? He does not merely say all things are vain, but that they are vanity. (1-3) Man's toil and want of satisfaction. This should take us from expecting happiness in the creature, and quicken us to seek eternal blessings. He found his searches after knowledge weariness, not only to the flesh, but to the mind. All things are vanity! (N) What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! All he gets by it will not supply the wants of the soul, nor satisfy its desires; will not atone for the sins of the soul, nor hinder the loss of it: what profit will the wealth of the world be to the soul in death, in judgment, or in the everlasting state?4-8 All things change, and never rest. says the Teacher. 7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. 3 What profit have we from all the toil. VANITY OF VANITIES, ALL IS VANITY. Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 In the Israelite’s historical books of 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles, the documents claim that Solomon, King of Israel was granted one request by God himself. The wisdom of God here preaches to us, speaking by Solomon, who it is evident was the author. All rights reserved worldwide. 10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? The more he saw of the works done under the sun, the more he saw their vanity; and the sight often vexed his spirit. 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. We here behold Solomon returning from the broken and empty cisterns of the world, to the Fountain of living water; recording his own folly and shame, the bitterness of his disappointment, and the lessons he had learned. New International Version (NIV), NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print. 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. At the close of his life, being made sensible of his sin and folly, he recorded here his experience for the benefit of others, as the book of his repentance; and he pronounced all earthly good to be "vanity and vexation of spirit." 18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. 15 What is crooked cannot be straightened;(Q) what is lacking cannot be counted. 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Even the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom discovered man's wickedness and misery; so that the more he knew, the more he saw cause to lament and mourn. 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. CHAPTER 1. (E)5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. This is something new”?It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.11 No one remembers the former generations,(J) and even those yet to comewill not be remembered by those who follow them. Those that have taken warning to turn and live, should warn others not to go on and die. 1 The words of David’s son, Qoheleth, king in Jerusalem: * a. Chapter 1. which we toil at under the sun?
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