Ecclesiastes 5:14
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
When thoseהַה֖וּא
(ha·hu)
1931: he, she, ita prim. pronoun
richesהָעֹ֥שֶׁר
(ha·'o·sher)
6239: richesfrom ashar
were lostוְאָבַ֛ד
(ve·'a·vad)
6: to perisha prim. root
through a badרָ֑ע
(ra;)
7451a: bad, evilfrom the same as roa
investmentבְּעִנְיַ֣ן
(be·'in·yan)
6045: occupation, taskfrom anah
and he had fatheredוְהֹולִ֣יד
(ve·ho·v·lid)
3205: to bear, bring forth, begeta prim. root
a son,בֵּ֔ן
(ben,)
1121: sona prim. root
then there was nothingוְאֵ֥ין
(ve·'ein)
369: nothing, noughta prim. root
to supportבְּיָדֹ֖ו
(be·ya·dov)
3027: handa prim. root
him. 
 
  







KJV Lexicon
But those riches
`osher  (o'-sher)
wealth -- far (richer), riches.
perish
'abad  (aw-bad')
to wander away, i.e. lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy)
by evil
ra`  (rah)
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
travail
`inyan  (in-yawn')
ado, i.e. (generally) employment or (specifically) an affair -- business, travail.
and he begetteth
yalad  (yaw-lad')
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage
a son
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
and there is nothing
muwmah  (meh-oo'-maw)
a speck or point, i.e. (by implication) something; with negative, nothing -- fault, + no(-ught), ought, somewhat, any (no-)thing.
in his hand
yad  (yawd)
a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.),
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When those riches were lost through a bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing to support him.

King James Bible
But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That wealth was lost in a bad venture, so when he fathered a son, he was empty-handed.

International Standard Version
and that wealth is lost in troubled circumstances. Then a son is born, but there is nothing left for him.

NET Bible
Then that wealth was lost through bad luck; although he fathered a son, he has nothing left to give him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These hoarded riches were then lost in bad business deals. The owners had children, but now they have nothing to give them.

King James 2000 Bible
But those riches are lost by a bad venture: when he begets a son, there is nothing in his hand.
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