Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.

King James Version

There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

Holman Bible

There is a sickening tragedy I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

International Standard Version

I have observed a painful tragedy on earth: Wealth hoarded by its owner harms him,

A Conservative Version

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: Riches [were] kept by the owner of it to his hurt.

American Standard Version

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely , riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt:

Amplified

There is a serious and severe evil which I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt.

Bible in Basic English

There is a great evil which I have seen under the sun--wealth kept by the owner to be his downfall.

Darby Translation

There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

There is another sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;

Julia Smith Translation

There is an evil making sick I saw under the sun: riches watched to its owners for their evil.

King James 2000

There is a great evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept by their owners to their hurt.

Lexham Expanded Bible

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth {hoarded} by its owner to his harm.

Modern King James verseion

There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for their owners to their hurt.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yet is there a sore plague, which I have seen under the sun: namely, riches kept to the hurt of him that hath them in possession.

NET Bible

Here is a misfortune on earth that I have seen: Wealth hoarded by its owner to his own misery.

New Heart English Bible

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

The Emphasized Bible

Here was an incurable evil, I had seen under the sun, riches kept by the owner thereof, to his hurt;

Webster

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners of them to their hurt.

World English Bible

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

Youngs Literal Translation

There is a painful evil I have seen under the sun: wealth kept for its possessor, for his evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
There is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

under the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

עשׁר 
`osher 
Usage: 37

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

for the owners
בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 85

Context Readings

Hoarding Wealth Can Backfire

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. 13 There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt. 14 When those riches were lost through a bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing to support him.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 6:1-2

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men--

Genesis 13:5-11

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

Genesis 14:16

He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative Lot with his possessions, and also the women, and the people.

Genesis 19:14

Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, "Up, get out of this place, for the LORD will destroy the city " But he appeared to his sons-in-law to be jesting.

Genesis 19:26

But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:31-38

Then the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth.

Proverbs 1:11-13

If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause;

Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

Proverbs 1:32

"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 11:24-25

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Ecclesiastes 8:9

All this I have seen and applied my mind to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over another man to his hurt.

Isaiah 32:6-8

For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.

Zephaniah 1:18

Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the LORD'S wrath; And all the earth will be devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will make a complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.

Luke 12:16-21

And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.

Luke 16:1-13

Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions.

Luke 16:19

"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.

Luke 16:22-23

"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.

Luke 18:22-23

When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

Isaiah 2:20

In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, Which they made for themselves to worship,

Luke 19:8

Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much."

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.

James 2:5-7

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

James 5:1-4

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.



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