Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ecclesiastes 1:14 in English Standard Version "I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind." Ec 1:2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. Ec 2:11 Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun. Ec 2:17 So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for all is vanity and a striving after wind. Ec 2:26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. Ec 4:4 Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. Ec 6:9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.