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(Full) Ecclesiastes 1 KJV - The words of the Preacher, the son of David,

(Full) Ecclesiastes 1 KJV - The words of the Preacher, the son of David,

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Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 KJV

King James Version, Holy Bible

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his's verse

Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 (Old Testament)

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.prophetic word for today

Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 (Old Testament)

13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 1: The futility of worldly pursuit.

Memory verse: Ecclesiastes 1: 16-17  I communed with my heart, saying, “Look, I have attained greatness, and have gained more wisdom than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My heart has understood great wisdom and knowledge.” And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind.

The Book of Ecclesiastes is known to be written, traditionally, by King Solomon. King Solomon is the son of one of the most illustrious and renowned kings in the old testament; King David. King Solomon was profoundly known for his wisdom and how he make judgments without an iota of partiality. This first chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes elucidated the futility of worldly pursuits.

Solomon is a typical example of someone who has navigated through life by acquiring the wisdom of all genres – which was his core pursuit while he lives – he could testify to the fact that human understanding is relatively limited and the level to which man exhibits something meaningful and palpable on earth is very shallow when God is not involved. 

The life of King Solomon is visibly calling us in this dispensation to the right introspection that we should not depend our lives on worldly pursuits or mundane things. It is relatively important to know that desperately chasing after worldly pursuits can engender a gap between us and our creator, as well as deprive us of the tremendous access we have to Him. 

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