“Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.”
Which he does under the sun?
But the earth remains forever.
And hastening to its place it rises there again.
Then turning toward the north,
The wind continues swirling along;
And on its circular courses the wind returns.
Yet the sea is not full.
To the place where the rivers flow,
There they flow again.
Man is not able to tell it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor is the ear filled with hearing.
And that which has been done is that which will be done.
So there is nothing new under the sun.
“See this, it is new”?
Already it has existed for ages
Which were before us.
And also of the later things which will occur,
There will be for them no remembrance
Among those who will come later still.