Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 5:10-17

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Ecclesiastes 5:10-17

MSG 10 The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, Nor the one who loves wealth with big profits. More smoke. NIV 10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. MSG 11 The more loot you get, the more looters show up. And what fun is that - to be robbed in broad daylight? NIV 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? MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 13 Here's a piece of bad luck I've seen happen: A man hoards far more wealth than is good for him NIV 13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner, MSG 14 And then loses it all in a bad business deal. He fathered a child but hasn't a cent left to give him. NIV 14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him. MSG 15 He arrived naked from the womb of his mother; He'll leave in the same condition - with nothing. NIV 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. MSG 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? NIV 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? MSG 17 All for a miserable life spent in the dark? NIV 17 All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger.