Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 profits from the field. 10 He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity. 11 When goods increase, those who eat them are increased; and what advantage is there to its owner, except to feast on them with his eyes?


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is one who is alone, and he has neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his labor, neither are his eyes satisfied with wealth. "For whom then, do I labor, and deprive my soul of enjoyment?" This also is vanity. Yes, it is a miserable business.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, 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 else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can't serve both God and Mammon.

Luke 12:15

He said to them, "Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man's life doesn't consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses."

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

Psalm 52:7

"Behold, this is the man who didn't make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness."

Psalm 62:10

Don't trust in oppression. Don't become vain in robbery. If riches increase, don't set your heart on them.

Proverbs 30:15-16

"The leach has two daughters: 'Give, give.' "There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don't say, 'Enough:'

Ecclesiastes 1:17

I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:17-18

So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For that which happens to the sons of men happens to animals. Even one thing happens to them. As the one dies, so the other dies. Yes, they have all one breath; and man has no advantage over the animals: for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I saw all the labor and achievement that is the envy of a man's neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:16

There was no end of all the people, even of all them over whom he was -- yet those who come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:7

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

Habakkuk 2:5-7

Yes, moreover, wine is treacherous. A haughty man who doesn't stay at home, who enlarges his desire as Sheol, and he is like death, and can't be satisfied, but gathers to himself all nations, and heaps to himself all peoples.

Matthew 6:19

"Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;

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