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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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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...fruits. Ver. 5. I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees. Ver. 6. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. Ver. 11. I gat me men-singers, and women-singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments,...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1858
...the rainbow ; but they are dispersed by the lightest breeze. " I looked," says the royal Preacher, " on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." We thirst to quaff not only a pure and crystal stream of bliss, but an ever-running one. It must flow,...
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An Attempt to Illustrate the Book of Ecclesiastes

George Holden - Bible - 1822 - 180 pages
...this was my portion, the only thing that accrued to me, of all my labour, 1 l*that I looked and mused on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do in expectation of obtaining happiness from luxury and selfindulgence; and, behold, all [was] vanity...
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The Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

Christian life - 1867
...Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." \\hat more mournful testimony can there be than his own ? — " Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." Well might he add in the words of the book which sets forth, it may be hoped, the penitence of his...
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A paraphrase on ... Ecclesiastes. To which are added the text of the ...

J Dennis Furley - 1824
...was my portion of all my labour. b [11] Then I looked on all the works that my hands had toroyght, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and,...vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sim. females who, for their beauty ami gracefulness, were destined to wait at their Prince's table,...
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The select works of ... Thomas Brooks, Volume 1

Thomas Brooks - 1824
...Eccles. ii. 11. (Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I laboured to do ; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation...of spirit ; and there was no profit under the sun,) were engraven on the door posts into which you enter, on the tables where you sit, on the dishes out...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1825
...with pleasure, and leisure with repose. What further could he desire? Hear his concluding words. " Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." Such were the experiments made by one who ran the eager round of business and pleasure, of sensual...
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Lectures on the Essentials of Religion, Personal, Domestic, and Social

Henry Forster Burder - Religious thought - 1825 - 377 pages
...: — and whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them ; I withheld not my heart from any joy. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." There was an adaptation in many of these things to impart a certain degree of blameless pleasure, and...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1825 - 345 pages
...of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I laboured to do; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. After making many other observations upon human life, and human pursuits, and shewing how utterly insufficient...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy and of Christian Ethics, Volume 2

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in 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." He who formed us made us susceptible of receiving pleasure through the medium of the senses ; and to...
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