Ecclesiastes 6:2

Overview - Ecclesiastes 6
The vanity of riches without use;
though a man have many children and a long life.
The vanity of sight and wandering desires.
10 The conclusion of vanities.
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Ecclesiastes 6:2  (King James Version)
A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

a man
5:19 1 Kings 3:13 ; 1 Chronicles 29:25 1 Chronicles 29:28 ; 2 Chronicles 1:11 ; Daniel 5:18

2:4-10 Deuteronomy 8:7-10 ; Judges 18:10 ; Job 21:9-15 ; Psalms 17:14 ; 73:7
Luke 12:19 Luke 12:20

A man may possess much earthly goods, and yet have neither the heart nor power to enjoy them. Possession and fruition are not necessarily joined together; and this is also among the vanities of life, and was and still is a very "common evil among men." It belongs to God as much to give the power to enjoy, as it does to give earthly blessings.

Deuteronomy 28:33 Deuteronomy 28:43 ; Psalms 39:6 ; Lamentations 5:2 ; Hosea 7:9

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Ecclesiastes 4:8 5:16