Ecclesiastes 5:10-17 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, Nor the one who loves wealth with big profits. More smoke. 10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
11 The more loot you get, the more looters show up. And what fun is that - to be robbed in broad daylight? 11 As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them?
12 Hard and honest work earns a good night's sleep, Whether supper is beans or steak. But a rich man's belly gives him insomnia. 12 The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.
13 Here's a piece of bad luck I've seen happen: A man hoards far more wealth than is good for him 13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,
14 And then loses it all in a bad business deal. He fathered a child but hasn't a cent left to give him. 14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him.
15 He arrived naked from the womb of his mother; He'll leave in the same condition - with nothing. 15 Naked a man comes from his mother's womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand.
16 This is bad luck, for sure - naked he came, naked he went. So what was the point of working for a salary of smoke? 16 This too is a grievous evil: As a man comes, so he departs, and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind?
17 All for a miserable life spent in the dark? 17 All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger.