Ecclesiastes 5:11
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7235 [e]בִּרְבוֹת֙
bir-ḇō-wṯ
When increasePrep-b | V-Qal-Inf
2896 [e]הַטּוֹבָ֔ה
haṭ-ṭō-w-ḇāh,
goodsArt | N-fs
7235 [e]רַבּ֖וּ
rab-bū
they increaseV-Qal-Perf-3cp
398 [e]אוֹכְלֶ֑יהָ
’ō-wḵ-le-hā;
who eat themV-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc | 3fs
4100 [e]וּמַה־
ū-mah-
so what haveConj-w | Interrog
3788 [e]כִּשְׁרוֹן֙
kiš-rō-wn
profitN-ms
1167 [e]לִבְעָלֶ֔יהָ
liḇ-‘ā-le-hā,
the ownersPrep-l | N-mpc | 3fs
3588 [e]כִּ֖י
exceptConj
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
ExceptConj
  [ראית]
[rə-’î-yaṯ
-Noun - masculine singular construct N-msc
 
ḵ]
 
7200 [e](רְא֥וּת)
(rə-’ūṯ
to see [them]N-fsc
 
q)
 
5869 [e]עֵינָֽיו׃
‘ê-nāw.
with their eyesN-cdc | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 5:11 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
בִּרְבֹות֙ הַטֹּובָ֔ה רַבּ֖וּ אֹוכְלֶ֑יהָ וּמַה־כִּשְׁרֹון֙ לִבְעָלֶ֔יהָ כִּ֖י אִם־ [רְאִיַּת כ] (רְא֥וּת ק) עֵינָֽיו׃

קהלת 5:11 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ברבות הטובה רבו אוכליה ומה־כשרון לבעליה כי אם־ [ראית כ] (ראות ק) עיניו׃

קהלת 5:11 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ברבות הטובה רבו אוכליה ומה־כשרון לבעליה כי אם־ [ראית כ] (ראות ק) עיניו׃

קהלת 5:11 Hebrew Bible
ברבות הטובה רבו אוכליה ומה כשרון לבעליה כי אם ראית עיניו׃

Parallel Verses
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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When good things increase, the ones who consume them multiply; what, then, is the profit to the owner, except to gaze at them with his eyes?
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