Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ecclesiastes 2:23 in English Standard Version "For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity." Job 5:7 but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward. Job 14:1 “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. Ec 1:13 And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.