Gen 32:28

(NIV)
Then the man said, ‘Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.’

(ESV)
Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

Eccl 1:14

(NIV)
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

(ESV)
I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Eccl 1:17

(NIV)
Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.

(ESV)
And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a striving after wind.

Eccl 2:11

(NIV)
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
nothing was gained under the sun.
(ESV)
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.

Eccl 2:17

(NIV)
So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
(ESV)
So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Eccl 2:22

(NIV)
What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labour under the sun?
(ESV)
What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun?

Eccl 2:26

(NIV)
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

(ESV)
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.

Eccl 4:4

(NIV)
And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

(ESV)
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.

Eccl 4:6

(NIV)
Better one handful with tranquillity
than two handfuls with toil
and chasing after the wind.
(ESV)
Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.

Eccl 4:16

(NIV)
There was no end to all the people who were before them. But those who came later were not pleased with the successor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

(ESV)
There was no end of all the people, all of whom he led. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Eccl 6:9

(NIV)
Better what the eye sees
than the roving of the appetite.
This too is meaningless,
a chasing after the wind.
(ESV)
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Dan 6:14

(NIV)
When the king heard this, he was greatly distressed; he was determined to rescue Daniel and made every effort until sunset to save him.

(ESV)
Then the king, when he heard these words was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him.

Dan 7:2

(NIV)
Daniel said: ‘In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea.
(ESV)
Daniel declared “I saw in my vision by night, and behold the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea.

Hos 12:3

(NIV)
In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel;
as a man he struggled with God.
(ESV)
In the womb he took his brother by the heel,
and in his manhood he strove with God.

Acts 24:16

(NIV)
So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

(ESV)
So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.
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