Ecclesiastes 4:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Ecclesiastes 4:16, NIV: There was no end to all the people who were before them. But those who came later were not pleased with the successor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:16, ESV: There was no end of all the people, all of whom he led. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:16, KJV: There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 4:16, NASB: There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them. Even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him; for this too is futility and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:16, NLT: Endless crowds stand around him, but then another generation grows up and rejects him, too. So it is all meaningless--like chasing the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:16, CSB: There is no limit to all the people who were before them, yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

What does Ecclesiastes 4:16 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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