New International Version
All their days they eat in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger.
King James Bible
All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
Darby Bible Translation
All his days also he eateth in darkness, and hath much vexation, and sickness, and irritation.
World English Bible
All his days he also eats in darkness, he is frustrated, and has sickness and wrath.
Young's Literal Translation
Also all his days in darkness he consumeth, and sadness, and wrath, and sickness abound.
Ecclesiastes 5:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All his days also he eateth in darkness - Even his enjoyments are embittered by uncertainty. He fears for his goods; the possibility of being deprived of them fills his heart with anguish. But instead of יאכל yochel, "he shall eat," ילך yelech, "he shall walk," is the reading of several MSS. He walks in darkness - he has no evidence of salvation. There is no ray of light from God to penetrate the gloom; and all beyond life is darkness impenetrable!
And wrath with his sickness - His last hours are awful; for,
"Counting on long years of pleasure here,
He's quite unfurnish'd for the world to come."
He is full of anguish at the thought of death; but the fear of it is horrible. But if he have a sense of God's wrath in his guilty conscience, what horror can be compared with his horror!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryNaked or Clothed?
'As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.'--ECCLES. v. 15. '... Their works do follow them.'--REV. xiv. 13. It is to be observed that these two sharply contrasted texts do not refer to the same persons. The former is spoken of a rich worldling, the latter of 'the dead who die in the Lord.' The unrelieved gloom of the one is as a dark background against which the triumphant assurance of …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.
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