Ecclesiastes 1:1-4, 10-14

1. The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:
2. "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."
3. What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?
4. Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. 10. Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.
11. There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.
12. I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
13. I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men!
14. I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

John 1:1-5

1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. He was with God in the beginning.
3. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

Romans 11:36

36. For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.