Ecclesiastes 10:19
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English Standard Version
Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.

King James Bible
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

American Standard Version
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For laughter they make bread, and wine that the living may feast: and all things obey money.

English Revised Version
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life: and money answereth all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his mouth is mischievous madness." From folly (absurdity) the words which are heard from a fool's mouth rise to madness, which is compounded of presumption, wantonness, and frenzy, and which, in itself a symptom of mental and moral depravity, brings as its consequence destruction on himself (Proverbs 18:17). The adjective רעה is as in רע חלי, which interchanges with רעה חו Ecclesiastes 6:2; Ecclesiastes 5:12, etc. The end of his mouth, viz., of his speaking, is equals the end of the words of his mouth, viz., the end which they at last reach. Instead of holeloth, there is here, with the adj. following, holeluth, with the usual ending of abstracta. The following proverb says how the words of the fool move between these two poles of folly and wicked madness: he speaks much, and as if he knew all things.

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Ecclesiastes 2:1,2 I said in my heart, Go to now, I will prove you with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity...

Ecclesiastes 7:2-6 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men...

Genesis 43:34 And he took and sent messes to them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank...

Daniel 5:1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts...

and wine

Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.

Psalm 104:15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart.

Isaiah 24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

1 Samuel 25:36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him...

2 Samuel 13:28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, Smite Amnon...

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Ephesians 5:18,19 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit...

maketh merry or money which would have answered every good purpose, and served for every emergency, is too often spent in feastings and revellings

Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun...

1 Chronicles 21:24 And king David said to Ornan, No; but I will truly buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is your for the LORD...

1 Chronicles 29:2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver...

2 Chronicles 24:11-14 Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought to the king's office by the hand of the Levites...

Ezra 1:6 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts...

Ezra 7:15-18 And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered to the God of Israel...

Nehemiah 5:8 And I said to them, We after our ability have redeemed our brothers the Jews, which were sold to the heathen...

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Isaiah 23:18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up...

Philippians 4:15-19 Now you Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia...

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God...

Cross References
Judges 9:13
But the vine said to them, 'Shall I leave my wine that cheers God and men and go hold sway over the trees?'

Psalm 104:15
and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

Ecclesiastes 2:3
I searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine--my heart still guiding me with wisdom--and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under heaven during the few days of their life.

Ecclesiastes 7:12
For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

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