“I applied my mind to know wisdom.
When I wanted to see the business
That is done on earth,
How one’s eyes see sleep
Neither day nor night.
Then I saw all the work of God.
No one can find out
What is happening
Under the sun.
However much they may toil in seeking,
They will not find it out.
Even though those who are wise
Claim to know,
They cannot find it out.”
Qoheleth wanted to know about wisdom so he applied his mind. He wanted to see everything that was done on earth. However, no one could tell him what was happening here on earth, under the sun. Even the wise ones could not find out, despite their labors. These wise humans were not able to discern the wisdom of the work of God.