Ecclesiastes 5:9



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.

King James Version

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.

Holman Bible

The profit from the land is taken by all; the king is served by the field.

International Standard Version

Also, the increase of the land belongs to everyone; the king himself is served by his field.

A Conservative Version

Moreover the abundance of the land is for all. The king [himself] is served by the field.

American Standard Version

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.

Amplified

Moreover, the profit of the earth is for all; the king himself is served by the field and in all, a king is an advantage to a land with cultivated fields.

Bible in Basic English

It is good generally for a country where the land is worked to have a king.

Darby Translation

Moreover the earth is every way profitable: the king himself is dependent upon the field.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And there is higher authority in all of the things of the earth, but he who serves the field is king.

Julia Smith Translation

And the profit of the earth in all: it is the king being served to the field.

King James 2000

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served from the field.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The produce of the land is exploited by everyone; {even the king profits from the field [of the poor]}!

Modern King James verseion

And the advantage of a land, it is for all; even a king has a field being tilled.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The whole land also with the fields and all that is therein, is in subjection and bondage unto the king.

NET Bible

The produce of the land is seized by all of them, even the king is served by the fields.

New Heart English Bible

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all. The king profits from the field.

New simplified Bible

A king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.

The Emphasized Bible

And, the profit of the earth, is, for all, - a king, by the field, is served.

Webster

Moreover, the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.

World English Bible

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all. The king profits from the field.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the abundance of a land is for all. A king for a field is served.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יתרון 
Yithrown 
Usage: 10

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

is for all the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

References

Context Readings

Powerful Bureaucrats Exploit The Helpless Poor

8 If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them. 9 After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land. 10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.


Cross References

Genesis 1:29-30

Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;

Genesis 3:17-19

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.

1 Samuel 8:12-17

"He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.

1 Kings 4:7-23

Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.

1 Chronicles 27:26-31

Ezri the son of Chelub had charge of the agricultural workers who tilled the soil.

Psalm 104:14-15

He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,

Psalm 115:16

The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

Proverbs 13:23

Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.

Proverbs 27:23-27

Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;

Proverbs 28:19

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

Jeremiah 40:10-12

"Now as for me, behold, I am going to stay at Mizpah to stand for you before the Chaldeans who come to us; but as for you, gather in wine and summer fruit and oil and put them in your storage vessels, and live in your cities that you have taken over."

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