Ecclesiastes 5:11
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New American Standard Bible
When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on?

King James Bible
When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?

Darby Bible Translation
When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what profit is there to the owner thereof, except the beholding of them with his eyes?

World English Bible
When goods increase, those who eat them are increased; and what advantage is there to its owner, except to feast on them with his eyes?

Young's Literal Translation
In the multiplying of good have its consumers been multiplied, and what benefit is to its possessor except the sight of his eyes?

Ecclesiastes 5:11 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They ... that eat them - i. e., The laborers employed, and the household servants.

Ecclesiastes 5:11 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Things to be Meditated on as Thou Goest to the Church.
1. That thou art going to the court of the Lord, and to speak with the great God by prayer; and to hear his majesty speak unto thee by his word; and to receive his blessing on thy soul, and thy honest labour, in the six days past. 2. Say with thyself by the way--"As the hart brayeth for the rivers of water, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, even for the living God: When shall I come and appear before the presence of God? For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Solomon's Repentance
Twice during Solomon's reign the Lord had appeared to him with words of approval and counsel--in the night vision at Gibeon, when the promise of wisdom, riches, and honor was accompanied by an admonition to remain humble and obedient; and after the dedication of the temple, when once more the Lord exhorted him to faithfulness. Plain were the admonitions, wonderful the promises, given to Solomon; yet of him who in circumstances, in character, and in life seemed abundantly fitted to heed the charge
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

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