Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When those riches were lost through a bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing to support him.

King James Version

But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

Holman Bible

That wealth was lost in a bad venture, so when he fathered a son, he was empty-handed.

International Standard Version

and that wealth is lost in troubled circumstances. Then a son is born, but there is nothing left for him.

A Conservative Version

And those riches perish in a bad venture. And if he has begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

American Standard Version

and those riches perish by evil adventure; and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

Amplified

But those riches are lost in a bad venture; and he becomes the father of a son, and there is nothing in his hand [with which to support the child].

Bible in Basic English

And I saw the destruction of his wealth by an evil chance; and when he became the father of a son he had nothing in his hand.

Darby Translation

or those riches perish by some evil circumstance, and if he have begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

which are lost by evil pursuits and to the sons which he has begotten; there is nothing left in his hand.

Julia Smith Translation

And those riches shall perish by evil labor: and he begetting a son, and not anything in his hand.

King James 2000

But those riches are lost by a bad venture: when he begets a son, there is nothing in his hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

That wealth was lost in a bad venture. Although he has borne a child, {he has nothing to leave to him}.

Modern King James verseion

But those riches perish by evil use. And he brings forth a son, and nothing is in his hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For oft times they perish with his great misery and trouble: and if he have a child it getteth nothing.

NET Bible

Then that wealth was lost through bad luck; although he fathered a son, he has nothing left to give him.

New Heart English Bible

Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.

The Emphasized Bible

and those riches perish, by being ill employed, - and though he begetteth a son, yet is there in his hand nothing at all.

Webster

But those riches perish by evil labor: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

World English Bible

Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.

Youngs Literal Translation

And that wealth hath been lost in an evil business, and he hath begotten a son and there is nothing in his hand!

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עשׁר 
`osher 
Usage: 37

ענין 
`inyan 
Usage: 8

and he begetteth
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

and there is nothing
מאוּמה 
M@uwmah 
Usage: 32

Context Readings

Hoarding Wealth Can Backfire

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. 15 As he had come naked from his mother's womb, so will he return as he came He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand.


Cross References

1 Samuel 2:6-8

"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.

1 Samuel 2:36

'Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread and say, "Please assign me to one of the priest's offices so that I may eat a piece of bread."'"

1 Kings 14:26

He took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house, and he took everything, even taking all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

Job 5:5

"His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth.

Job 20:15-29

"He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.

Job 27:16-17

"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

Psalm 39:6

"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

Psalm 109:9-12

Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow.

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 2:26

For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Haggai 1:9

"You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away Why?" declares the LORD of hosts, "Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.

Haggai 2:16-17

from that time when one came to a grain heap of twenty measures, there would be only ten; and when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there would be only twenty.

Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.



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