1 Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness
1 Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: 1 I saw the tears of the oppressed— 1 and they have no comforter; 1 power was on the side of their oppressors— 1 and they have no comforter.
4 And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:
8 There was a man all alone; 8 he had neither son nor brother. 8 There was no end to his toil, 8 yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. 8 "For whom am I toiling," he asked, 8 "and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?" 8 This too is meaningless— 8 a miserable business!
13 Advancement Is Meaningless
13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to take warning. 14 The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom. 15 I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king's successor. 16 There was no end to all the people who were before them. But those who came later were not pleased with the successor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
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