New Living Translation
There is another serious problem I have seen under the sun. Hoarding riches harms the saver.
King James Bible
There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.
Darby Bible Translation
There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;
World English Bible
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
Young's Literal Translation
There is a painful evil I have seen under the sun: wealth kept for its possessor, for his evil.
Ecclesiastes 5:13 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:13 To their hurt - Because they frequently are the occasions both of their present and eternal destruction.
LibraryThoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
TIMOTHY after his Conversion to the Christian Faith, being found to be a Man of great Parts, Learning, and Piety, and so every way qualified for the work of the Ministry, St. Paul who had planted a Church at Ephesus the Metropolis or chief City of all Asia, left him to dress and propagate it, after his departure from it, giving him Power to ordain Elders or Priests, and to visit and exercise Jurisdiction over them, to see they did not teach false Doctrines, 1 Tim. i. 3. That they be unblameable in …
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life
There is a Blessedness in Reversion
How to be Admonished are those who Give Away what is their Own, and those who Seize what Belongs to Others.
Results of Transgression
They were always greedy and never satisfied. Nothing remains of all the things they dreamed about.
Money is put into risky investments that turn sour, and everything is lost. In the end, there is nothing left to pass on to one's children.
There is another serious tragedy I have seen under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity.
God gives some people great wealth and honor and everything they could ever want, but then he doesn't give them the chance to enjoy these things. They die, and someone else, even a stranger, ends up enjoying their wealth! This is meaningless--a sickening tragedy.
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