|New International Version (© 2011)|
or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when they have children there is nothing left for them to inherit.
King James Bible
But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.
American Standard Version
and those riches perish by evil adventure; and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.
Young's Literal Translation
And that wealth hath been lost in an evil business, and he hath begotten a son and there is nothing in his hand!
Ecclesiastes 5:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand - He has been stripped of his property by unfortunate trade or by plunderers; and he has nothing to leave to his children.
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Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their substance.
Job 20:15-29 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly...
Job 27:16,17 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay...
Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.
Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Haggai 1:9 You looked for much, and, see it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow on it. Why? said the LORD of hosts...
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Psalm 39:6 "Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.
Ecclesiastes 5:13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners,
Ecclesiastes 5:15 Everyone comes naked from their mother's womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands.