Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

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)!

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 Also, the increase of the land belongs to everyone; the king himself is served by his field. 10 Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. This also is pointless. 11 When possessions increase, so does the number of consumers; therefore what good are they to their owners, except to look at them?


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Consider someone who is alone, having neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his work, and he is never satisfied with wealth. "So for whom do I work," he asks, "and deprive myself of pleasure?" This, too, is pointless and a terrible tragedy.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

Then I examined all of my accomplishments that I had brought about by my own efforts, including the work that I had labored so hard to complete and it was all pointless, like chasing after the wind, and there was nothing to be gained on earth.

Matthew 6:24

"No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches!"

Luke 12:15

Then he told them, "Be careful to guard yourselves against every kind of greed, because a person's life doesn't consist of the amount of possessions he has."

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

Psalm 52:1

Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases.

Psalm 52:7

"Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.

Psalm 62:10

Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.

Proverbs 30:15-16

The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" -

Ecclesiastes 1:17

So I dedicated myself to learn about wisdom and knowledge, and about insanity and foolishness. And I discovered that this is also like chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:17-18

So I hated life, because whatever is done on earth causes me trouble it's all pointless, like chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For what happens to people also happens to animals a single event happens to them: just as someone dies, so does the other. In fact, they all breathe the same way, so that a human being has no superiority over an animal. All of this is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:16

There was no end to all of his subjects or to all of the people who had come before them. But those who come along afterward will not be happy with him. This is also pointless and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:7

Every person works for his own self-interests, but his desires remain unsatisfied.

Habakkuk 2:5-7

Moreover, just as wine leads astray the proud and powerful man, he remains restless; he has expanded his appetite like the afterlife or death itself, he is never satisfied. He gathers to himself all of the nations, taking captive all of the people for himself."

Matthew 6:19

"Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

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