Parallel Verses

Amplified

He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance with gain. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

New American Standard Bible

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

King James Version

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

Holman Bible

The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, and whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with income. This too is futile.

International Standard Version

Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. This also is pointless.

A Conservative Version

He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.

American Standard Version

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.

Bible in Basic English

He who has a love for silver never has enough silver, or he who has love for wealth, enough profit. This again is to no purpose.

Darby Translation

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver, nor he that loveth abundance with increase. This also is vanity.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that loves money shall not be satisfied with money; nor he that loves abundance with increase; this is also vanity.

Julia Smith Translation

He loving silver shall not be satisfied with silver; and whoever loved not the increase with the multitude. Also this is vanity.

King James 2000

He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance, with increase: this is also vanity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whoever loves money is not satisfied [with] money, and whoever loves wealth [is] not [satisfied with] profit. This also [is] vanity!

Modern King James verseion

He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver, and he who loves abundance not with gain. This is also vanity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that loveth money, will never be satisfied with money: and whoso delighteth in riches, shall have no profit thereof. Is not this also a vain thing?

NET Bible

The one who loves money will never be satisfied with money, he who loves wealth will never be satisfied with his income. This also is futile.

New Heart English Bible

He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.

The Emphasized Bible

He that loveth silver, shall not be satisfied with silver nor, he that loveth abundance, with revenue, - -even this, was vanity.

Webster

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

World English Bible

He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is loving silver is not satisfied with silver, nor he who is in love with stores with increase. Even this is vanity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

shall not be satisfied
שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

with silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

with increase
תּבוּאה 
T@buw'ah 
Usage: 42

References

Context Readings

There Is Never Enough Money To Satisfy

9 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. 10 He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance with gain. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)! 11 When goods increase, they who eat them increase also. And what gain is there to their owner except to see them with his eyes?


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Here is one alone -- "no one with him; he neither has child nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labor, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither does he ask, For whom do I labor and deprive myself of good? This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility); yes, it is a painful effort and an unhappy business.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

Then I looked on all that my hands had done and the labor I had spent in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it, and there was no profit under the sun.

Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other. You cannot serve God and mammon ( deceitful riches, money, possessions, or whatever is trusted in).

Luke 12:15

And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs.

Psalm 52:1

Why boast you of mischief done against the loving-kindness of God [and the godly], O mighty [sinful] man, day after day?

Psalm 52:7

See, this is the man who made not God his strength (his stronghold and high tower) but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness.

Psalm 62:10

Trust not in and rely confidently not on extortion and oppression, and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Proverbs 30:15-16

The leech has two daughters, crying, Give, give! There are three things that are never satisfied, yes, four that do not say, It is enough:

Ecclesiastes 1:17

And I gave my mind to know [practical] wisdom and to discern [the character of] madness and folly [in which men seem to find satisfaction]; I perceived that this also is a searching after wind and a feeding on it.

Ecclesiastes 2:17-18

So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even [in the end] one thing befalls them both. As the one dies, so dies the other. Yes, they all have one breath and spirit, so that a man has no preeminence over a beast; for all is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I saw that all painful effort in labor and all skill in work comes from man's rivalry with his neighbor. This is also vanity, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Ecclesiastes 4:16

There was no end to all the people; he was over all of them. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, vainglory) and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All the labor of man is for his mouth [for self-preservation and enjoyment], and yet his desire is not satisfied.

Habakkuk 2:5-7

Moreover, wine and wealth are treacherous; the proud man [the Chaldean invader] is restless and cannot stay at home. His appetite is large like that of Sheol and [his greed] is like death and cannot be satisfied; he gathers to himself all nations and collects all people as if he owned them.

Matthew 6:19

Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal.

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