Ecclesiastes 5:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Ecclesiastes 5:16, NIV: This too is a grievous evil: As everyone comes, so they depart, and what do they gain, since they toil for the wind?

Ecclesiastes 5:16, ESV: This also is a grievous evil: just as he came, so shall he go, and what gain is there to him who toils for the wind?

Ecclesiastes 5:16, KJV: And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

Ecclesiastes 5:16, NASB: This also is a sickening evil: exactly as a person is born, so will he die. What then is the advantage for him who labors for the wind?

Ecclesiastes 5:16, NLT: And this, too, is a very serious problem. People leave this world no better off than when they came. All their hard work is for nothing--like working for the wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:16, CSB: This too is a sickening tragedy: exactly as he comes, so he will go. What does the one gain who struggles for the wind?

What does Ecclesiastes 5:16 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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