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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 Christian Library: A Reprint of Popular Religious Works ...

Christian biography - 1835
...pleasure. " Then I looked on all the works that mv hnnds had wrought, and, on the labor that 1 had labored to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of -spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." Fourthly, Think how little worldly prosperity has distinguished many of the excellent of the earth....
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Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford

Edward Denison (bp. of Salisbury.) - Sermons, English - 1836 - 314 pages
...rejoiced in all my labour. Then I looked on all the works my hands had wrought, and on the labours I had laboured to do : and, behold, all was vanity...vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun 6." This is the continual burden of this book — this the declaration, with which it opens, and to...
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The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the ...

1837 - 669 pages
...any joy ; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. 11 Then 1 looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly : for what can the man do that cometh after the king 1 even that which hath been already done. 13 Then...
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Christian modes of thinking and doing; or, The mystery of the ..., Volume 1

John Pring - 1837
...any joy : for my heart rejoiced in all my labour ; AND THIS WAS MY PORTION OF ALL MY LABOUR. Then 1 looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...of spirit ; and there was no profit under the sun. Therefore I hated life ; because the work that is wrought under the. sun is grievous unto me : for...
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Truth without fiction, and religion without disguise; or, The two Oxford ...

Truth - 1837
...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,...and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit.' Eccles. i. 17; ii. 1—11. " What can we do after this king made so fruitless an experiment ? We might...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 24

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1848
...doubtless the words of the Preacher presented themselves to his mind, — " Then I looked on all the works my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had...of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." After some time spent in meditation, Charles rose out of the coffin, and withdrew to his apartment,...
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The Young Man's Aid to Knowledge, Virtue, and Happiness

Hubbard Winslow - Young men - 1837 - 408 pages
...&c. " 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." There is however, it must be allowed, occasionally to be found a man of an indolent and pleasureloving...
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The paragraph Bible, arranged in paragraphs and parallelisms

1838 - 120 pages
...from any joy ; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour : and this was ray portion of all my 11 labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and títere wat no profit under the sun. 19 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly:...
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Tracts, Volume 3

English monthly tract society - 1838
...than all, here is intellectual enjoyment. How can he be otherwise than happy ? Read what follows : " Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought,...and, behold, ALL WAS VANITY and VEXATION OF SPIRIT." Comment is needless. These confessions speak for themselves. They are but a few of thousands which...
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The Evangelical Register: A Magazine for Promoting the Spread of ..., Volume 14

1842
...REV. JAMES PARSONS. PREACHED AT SURREY CHAPEL, BLACKFRIARS ROAD, ON SUNDAY KVENINO, SEPT. 25, 1842. " Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had labouredto do ; and behold, allwas vanity andvexation of spirit, andthere was no profit under the tun."...
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