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" Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do : and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. "
A Short and Plain Exposition of the Old Testament: With Devotional and ... - Page 82
by Job Orton, Robert Gentleman - 1805
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Primitivism and Related Ideas in the Middle Ages

George Boas - History - 1997 - 227 pages
...labor. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do : and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." [Eccl, ii, 4-1 1].103 101 De contempt* mundi, I, xiii [MPL, CCXVII, p. 707]. "*De contemptu mundi,...
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Ecclesiastes

Bibles - 1999 - 64 pages
...heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour. "Then I looked on all the works that my hands had...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. "And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh...
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Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Janet Sayers, James S. Williams - Performing Arts - 2000 - 227 pages
...C'est tout), he initially makes the link between the stories of the burned book and the Holocaust: Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit. Vanity of Vanities. Chasing the wind. The children listened eagerly to what the King of Israel had...
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The Wisdom of the Torah

Dagobert D. Runes - Religion - 2001 - 300 pages
...heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after...
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Gardener to the King: A Novel

Frédéric Richaud - Fiction - 2000 - 116 pages
...kinds of fruits: I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees . . . Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." The gardener had disappeared again. But no one who worked in the garden was worried: he was probably...
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Truths That Build: Principles That Will Establish and Strengthen the People ...

Dick Iverson - Religion - 2001 - 218 pages
...heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 2:4-1 1) Next he tried to find meaning in life in human reason alone. He started his...
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The Laws of Life

James Shane - Religion - 2002 - 708 pages
...vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. WICKED The wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted "For the froward...
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Sidelights on Bible Characters

J.C. Philpot - Baptists - 2002 - 90 pages
...any joy;" for he "looked on all the works that" his "hands had wrought, and on the labour that" he "had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun" (see Ecclesiastes 2. 5, 8, 10, 11). He has thus set up a beacon that we might, with God's blessing,...
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Tithing and Still Broke: Exploring the Reasons Christians Suffer Lack

Niral Russell Burnett - Religion - 2002 - 174 pages
...labor. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do: and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun" (Ecclesiasties 2:7-11). God rewards us according to our love, service and obedience to Him, not our...
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Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from ...

Jennifer Hecht - History - 2010 - 576 pages
...meaninglessness, extending from a dismissal of material accomplishments to a dismissal of even wisdom and truth. "Then I looked on all the works that my hands had...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." Koheleth began to see even wisdom as a kind of useless strife and competition: "Then said I in my heart,...
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