Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

A feast is prepared for laughter,
and wine makes life happy,
and money is the answer for everything.

New American Standard Bible

Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.

King James Version

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

International Standard Version

Festivals are for laughter, wine makes life pleasant, and money speaks to everything.

A Conservative Version

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes glad the life, and money answers all things.

American Standard Version

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.

Amplified

The officials make a feast for enjoyment [instead of repairing what is broken], and serve wine to make life merry, and money is the answer to everything.

Bible in Basic English

A feast is for laughing, and wine makes glad the heart; but by the one and the other money is wasted.

Darby Translation

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh life merry; but money answereth everything.

Julia Smith Translation

For laughter they make bread, and wine will gladden the living: and silver will answer with all.

King James 2000

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Feasts are held for celebration}, wine cheers the living, and money answers everything.

Modern King James verseion

Bread is made for laughter, and wine makes merry; but silver answers all things.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Meat maketh men to laugh, and wine maketh them merry; but unto money are all things obedient.

NET Bible

Feasts are made for laughter, and wine makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything.

New Heart English Bible

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.

The Emphasized Bible

Merrily people make bread, and, wine, gladdeneth life, - but, money, answereth all things.

Webster

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

World English Bible

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.

Youngs Literal Translation

For mirth they are making a feast, And wine maketh life joyful, And the silver answereth with all.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A feast
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

שׂחק שׂחוק 
S@chowq 
Usage: 15

and wine
יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

שׂמח 
Samach 
Usage: 155

but money
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

References

Smith

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

18 Because of laziness the roof caves in,
and because of negligent hands the house leaks.
19 A feast is prepared for laughter,
and wine makes life happy,
and money is the answer for everything.
20 Do not curse the king even in your thoughts,
and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom,
for a bird of the sky may carry the message,
and a winged creature may report the matter.



Cross References

Psalm 104:15

wine that makes man’s heart glad—
making his face shine with oil—
and bread that sustains man’s heart.

Luke 12:19

Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’

Genesis 43:34

Portions were served to them from Joseph’s table, and Benjamin’s portion was five times larger than any of theirs. They drank, and they got intoxicated with Joseph.

Judges 9:13

But the grapevine said to them,
“Should I stop giving my wine
that cheers both God and man,
and rule over trees?”

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was in his house, holding a feast fit for a king. Nabal was in a good mood and very drunk, so she didn’t say anything to him until morning light.

2 Samuel 13:28

Now Absalom commanded his young men, “Watch Amnon until he is in a good mood from the wine. When I order you to strike Amnon, then kill him. Don’t be afraid. Am I not the one who has commanded you? Be strong and courageous!”

1 Chronicles 21:24

King David answered Ornan, “No, I insist on paying the full price, for I will not take for the Lord what belongs to you or offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.”

1 Chronicles 29:2-9

So to the best of my ability I’ve made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, stones for mounting, antimony, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble.

2 Chronicles 24:11-14

Whenever the chest was brought by the Levites to the king’s overseers, and when they saw that there was a large amount of money, the king’s secretary and the high priest’s deputy came and emptied the chest, picked it up, and returned it to its place. They did this daily and gathered the money in abundance.

Ezra 1:6

All their neighbors supported them with silver articles, gold, goods, livestock, and valuables, in addition to all that was given as a freewill offering.

Ezra 7:15-18

You are also to bring the silver and gold the king and his counselors have willingly given to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,

Nehemiah 5:8

and said, “We have done our best to buy back our Jewish countrymen who were sold to foreigners, but now you sell your own countrymen, and we have to buy them back.” They remained silent and could not say a word.

Psalm 112:9

He distributes freely to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.
His horn will be exalted in honor.

Ecclesiastes 2:1-2

I said to myself, “Go ahead, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy what is good.” But it turned out to be futile.

Ecclesiastes 7:2-6

It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
since that is the end of all mankind,
and the living should take it to heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

Wisdom is as good as an inheritance
and an advantage to those who see the sun,

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go, eat your bread with pleasure, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already accepted your works.

Isaiah 23:18

But her profits and wages will be dedicated to the Lord. They will not be stored or saved, for her profit will go to those who live in the Lord’s presence, to provide them with ample food and sacred clothing.

Isaiah 24:11

In the streets they cry for wine.
All joy grows dark;
earth’s rejoicing goes into exile.

Daniel 5:1-12

King Belshazzar held a great feast for 1,000 of his nobles and drank wine in their presence.

Matthew 17:27

“But, so we won’t offend them, go to the sea, cast in a fishhook, and take the first fish that you catch. When you open its mouth you’ll find a coin. Take it and give it to them for Me and you.”

Matthew 19:21

“If you want to be perfect,” Jesus said to him, “go, sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.”

Luke 8:3

Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward; Susanna; and many others who were supporting them from their possessions.

Acts 2:45

They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need.

Acts 11:29

So each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea.

Ephesians 5:18-19

And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit:

Philippians 4:15-19

And you Philippians know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.

1 Peter 4:3

For there has already been enough time spent in doing what the pagans choose to do: carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.

Luke 16:9

And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of the unrighteous money so that when it fails, they may welcome you into eternal dwellings.

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