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Ecclesiastes 2:17

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American Standard Version

Ecclesiastes 2:17 So I hated life, because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Basic English

Ecclesiastes 2:17 So I was hating life, because everything under the sun was evil to me: all is to no purpose and desire for wind.

Darby Version

Ecclesiastes 2:17 And I hated life; for the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and pursuit of the wind.

Douay-Rheims

Ecclesiastes 2:17 And therefore I was weary of my life, when I saw that all things under the sun are evil, and all vanity and vexation of spirit.

King James Version

Ecclesiastes 2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

World English Bible

Ecclesiastes 2:17 So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.

Webster's Bible

Ecclesiastes 2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Young's Literal Translation

Ecclesiastes 2:17 And I have hated life, for sad to me [is] the work that hath been done under the sun, for the whole [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

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