Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on?

King James Version

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?

Holman Bible

When good things increase, the ones who consume them multiply; what, then, is the profit to the owner, except to gaze at them with his eyes?

International Standard Version

When possessions increase, so does the number of consumers; therefore what good are they to their owners, except to look at them?

A Conservative Version

When goods increase, they are increased who eat them. And what advantage is there to the owner of it, except the beholding [of them] with his eyes?

American Standard Version

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what advantage is there to the owner thereof, save the beholding of them with his eyes?

Amplified

When goods increase, they who eat them increase also. And what gain is there to their owner except to see them with his eyes?

Bible in Basic English

When goods are increased, the number of those who take of them is increased; and what profit has the owner but to see them?

Darby Translation

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what profit is there to the owner thereof, except the beholding of them with his eyes?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When goods increase, those that eat them are increased; and what good is there to the owners thereof, except the beholding of them with their eyes?

Julia Smith Translation

In the multitude of good they were multiplied eating it: and what the success to its possessors but seeing with his eyes?

King James 2000

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?

Lexham Expanded Bible

When prosperity increases, those who consume it increase. {So its owner gains nothing, except to see his wealth before it is spent}.

Modern King James verseion

When the good thing increases, those who eat it increase; then what profit is it to its owners, except to see it with their eyes?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whereas many riches are, there are many also that spend them away. And what pleasure more hath he that possesseth them, saving that he may look upon them with his eyes?

NET Bible

When someone's prosperity increases, those who consume it also increase; so what does its owner gain, except that he gets to see it with his eyes?

New Heart English Bible

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?

The Emphasized Bible

When blessings are increased, increased are the eaters thereof, - what profit, then, to the owner of them saving the sight of his eyes?

Webster

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners of them, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?

World English Bible

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?

Youngs Literal Translation

In the multiplying of good have its consumers been multiplied, and what benefit is to its possessor except the sight of his eyes?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

כּשׁרון 
Kishrown 
Usage: 3

is there to the owners
בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 85

אם 
'im 
Usage: 999

ראוה 
Ra'avah 
Usage: 0

Context Readings

There Is Never Enough Money To Satisfy

10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity. 11 When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on? 12 The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.


Cross References

Genesis 12:16

Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.

Genesis 13:2

Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold.

Genesis 13:5-7

Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.

Joshua 7:21-25

when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it."

1 Kings 4:22-23

Solomon's provision for one day was thirty kors of fine flour and sixty kors of meal,

1 Kings 5:13-16

Now King Solomon levied forced laborers from all Israel; and the forced laborers numbered 30,000 men.

Nehemiah 5:17-18

Moreover, there were at my table one hundred and fifty Jews and officials, besides those who came to us from the nations that were around us.

Psalm 119:36-37

Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.

Proverbs 23:5

When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires This too is futility and a striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.

Jeremiah 17:11

"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."

Habakkuk 2:13

"Is it not indeed from the LORD of hosts That peoples toil for fire, And nations grow weary for nothing?

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.



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