1:1 verba Ecclesiastes filii David regis Hierusalem
1:2 vanitas vanitatum dixit Ecclesiastes vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas
1:3 quid habet amplius homo de universo labore suo quod laborat sub sole
1:4 generatio praeterit et generatio advenit terra vero in aeternum stat
1:5 oritur sol et occidit et ad locum suum revertitur ibique renascens
1:6 gyrat per meridiem et flectitur ad aquilonem lustrans universa circuitu pergit spiritus et in circulos suos regreditur
1:7 omnia flumina intrant mare et mare non redundat ad locum unde exeunt flumina revertuntur ut iterum fluant
1:8 cunctae res difficiles non potest eas homo explicare sermone non saturatur oculus visu nec auris impletur auditu
1:9 quid est quod fuit ipsum quod futurum est quid est quod factum est ipsum quod fiendum est
Ecclesiastes (in English)
1:1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
1:3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 1:5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
1:7 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.
1:8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
1:9 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.