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Ecclesiastes 1:2-4 Common English Bible (CEB)

Perfectly pointless,[a] says the Teacher, perfectly pointless.
    Everything is pointless.

Some things are inevitable

What do people gain from all the hard work
    that they work so hard at under the sun?
A generation goes, and a generation comes,
    but the earth remains as it always has.

Footnotes:

  1. Ecclesiastes 1:2 Or meaningless or vapor or puff of air (Heb hebel, which often occurs in the book)
Common English Bible (CEB)

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