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

 
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10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money; nor he who loves wealth, with gain: this also is vanity. 10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
11 When goods increase, they increase who eat them; and what gain has their owner but to see them with his eyes? 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 Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much; but the surfeit of the rich will not let him sleep. 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 There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, 13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,
14 and those riches were lost in a bad venture; and he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand. 14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him.
15 As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil, which he may carry away in his hand. 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 also is a grievous evil: just as he came, so shall he go; and what gain has he that he toiled for the wind, 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 and spent all his days in darkness and grief, in much vexation and sickness and resentment? 17 All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger.