Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 (ESV)  The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.  [2]  Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.  [3]  What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?  [4]  A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.  [5]  The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises.  [6]  The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.  [7]  All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.  [8]  All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.  [9]  What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.  [10]  Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has been already in the ages before us.  [11]  There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.