Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 5:10-17

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Ecclesiastes 5:10-17

NRS 10 The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity. NIV 10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. NRS 11 When goods increase, those who eat them increase; and what gain has their owner but to see them with his eyes? 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? NRS 12 Sweet is the sleep of laborers, whether they eat little or much; but the surfeit of the rich will not let them sleep. 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. NRS 13 There is a grievous ill that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owners to their hurt, NIV 13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner, NRS 14 and those riches were lost in a bad venture; though they are parents of children, they have nothing in their hands. NIV 14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him. NRS 15 As they came from their mother's womb, so they shall go again, naked as they came; they shall take nothing for their toil, which they may carry away with their hands. 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. NRS 16 This also is a grievous ill: just as they came, so shall they go; and what gain do they have from toiling for the wind? 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? NRS 17 Besides, all their days they eat in darkness, in much vexation and sickness and resentment. NIV 17 All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger.