New Living Translation
A party gives laughter, wine gives happiness, and money gives everything!
King James Bible
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
Darby Bible Translation
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh life merry; but money answereth everything.
World English Bible
A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.
Young's Literal Translation
For mirth they are making a feast, And wine maketh life joyful, And the silver answereth with all.
Ecclesiastes 10:19 Parallel
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It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. The Jewish scholars of the first century A.D. were struck by the manner in which it contradicted itself: e.g., "I praised the dead more than the living," iv. 2, "A living dog is better than a dead lion," ix. 4; but they were still more …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
But the grapevine also refused, saying, 'Should I quit producing the wine that cheers both God and people, just to wave back and forth over the trees?'
wine to make them glad, olive oil to soothe their skin, and bread to give them strength.
After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. And while still seeking wisdom, I clutched at foolishness. In this way, I tried to experience the only happiness most people find during their brief life in this world.
Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life.
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