Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The banquet is made for pleasure, and wine makes merry; but money answers all things.

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.

Holman Bible

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

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

[Instead of repairing the breaches, the officials] make a feast for laughter, serve wine to cheer life, and [depend on tax] money to answer for all of it.

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 By much slothfulness the building decays, and through idleness of the hands the rain drips throughout the house. 19 The banquet is made for pleasure, and wine makes merry; but money answers all things. 20 Do not curse the king, not even in thy thought; and do not curse the rich even in the secret place of thy bedchamber; for the birds of the air shall carry the voice, and those who have wings shall tell the matter.



Cross References

Psalm 104:15

and wine that makes glad the heart of man, making his face to shine with oil and bread which sustains man's heart.

Luke 12:19

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Genesis 43:34

And he took and sent portions unto them from before him; but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were drunk with him.

Judges 9:13

And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheers God and man, to go and sway over the trees?

1 Samuel 25:36

And Abigail came to Nabal, and, behold, he held a banquet in his house like the banquet of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken; therefore, she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

2 Samuel 13:28

Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon, then kill him. Fear not; have I not commanded you? Be courageous, and be valiant.

1 Chronicles 21:24

And King David said to Ornan, No, but I will truly buy it for the full price, for I will not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.

1 Chronicles 29:2-9

Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God, gold for the things of gold, and silver for the things of silver, and brass for the things of brass, and iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, black stones and of different colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

2 Chronicles 24:11-14

Now it came to pass, that at what time the ark was brought unto the king's office by the hand of the Levites and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the high priest's officer came and emptied the ark and took it and returned it to its place. Thus they did day by day and gathered money in abundance.

Ezra 1:6

And all those that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver and of gold, with goods and with beasts and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.

Ezra 7:15-18

and to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors freely offer unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem,

Nehemiah 5:8

And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren, the Jews who had been sold unto the Gentiles; and will ye even sell your brethren? And shall they be sold unto us? Then they remained silent, for they had nothing to answer.

Psalm 112:9

Pe He has dispersed; he has given to the poor; Tzaddi his righteousness endures for ever; Koph his horn shall be exalted in glory.

Ecclesiastes 2:1-2

I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy good things; and, behold, this also is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 7:2-6

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

Knowledge is good with an inheritance and is the excellency of those that see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go, eat thy bread with joy and drink thy wine with a joyful heart that thy works might be acceptable unto God.

Isaiah 23:18

But her profit and her hire shall be consecrated unto the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up for her profit shall be for those that dwell before the LORD, to eat until they are filled and to dress honourably.

Isaiah 24:11

There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened; the mirth of the land is gone.

Daniel 5:1-12

Belshazzar the king made a great banquet to a thousand of his lords, and against the thousand he drank wine.

Matthew 17:27

Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea and cast a hook and take up the first fish that comes up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a stater, a coin worth four drachmas; take that, and give it unto them for me and thee.

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said unto him, If thou desire to be perfect, go and sell what thou hast and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.

Luke 8:3

and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.

Acts 2:45

and sold their possessions and property and distributed them to everyone, as each one had need.

Acts 11:29

Then the disciples, each one according to what he had, determined to send relief unto the brethren who dwelt in Judea,

Ephesians 5:18-19

And be not drunk with wine, in which there is excess, but be filled with the Spirit,

Philippians 4:15-19

Now ye Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel when I departed from Macedonia, no congregation communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Charge those that are rich in this world, that they not be highminded, not placing their hope in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;

1 Peter 4:3

For it should suffice us that during the time past of our life we had done the will of the Gentiles, when we conversed in lasciviousness, lusts, drunkenness, gluttony, orgies, and abominable idolatries.

Luke 16:9

And I say unto you, Make friends unto yourselves with the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when these fail, you may be received into eternal dwellings.

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