The Vanity of Toil
Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because r I must leave it to the man who will come after me.
And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.
Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun.
For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; yet he must leave his heritage to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.
s For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun?
For all his days are t sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.
u Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God.
For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I?
For God gives v wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that w he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
For he sees wise men die; Likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, And leave their wealth to others.
What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun?
What profit has the worker from that in which he labors?
Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of trouble.
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1 Corinthians 15:32
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1 Timothy 6:17
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But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.
For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Though he heaps up silver like dust, And piles up clothing like clay -
He may pile it up, but the just will wear it, And the innocent will divide the silver.
One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion Gathers it for him who will pity the poor.