Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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.

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 from the field. 10 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance, with increase: this is also vanity. 11 When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: so what good is there to the owners, except the beholding of them with their eyes?


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he has neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labor; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither says he, For whom do I labor, and deprive my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a heavy travail.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

Then I looked on all the works that my hands had made, and on the labor that I had expended on it: and, behold, all was vanity and like grasping the wind, and there was no profit under the sun.

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Luke 12:15

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Psalm 52:1

[To the Chief Musician, a maschil. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.] Why boast you yourself in evil, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

Psalm 52:7

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Psalm 62:10

Trust not in oppression, and hope not vainly in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Proverbs 30:15-16

The leach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Ecclesiastes 1:17

And I set my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is like grasping the wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:17-18

Therefore I hated life; because the work that is done under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and like grasping the wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he gives the work of gathering and heaping up, only that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping of the wind.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; the same thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man has no advantage over a beast: for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Again, I considered all toil, and every skillful work, that for this a man is envied by his neighbor. This is also vanity and grasping after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:16

There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been before them: they also that come after him shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and grasping after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Habakkuk 2:5-7

Yea also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither keeps at home, who enlarges his desire as sheol, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathers unto him all nations, and heaps unto him all people:

Matthew 6:19

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

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