Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

This also is a grievous evil--exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?

King James Version

And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

Holman Bible

This too is a sickening tragedy: exactly as he comes, so he will go. What does he gain who struggles for the wind?

International Standard Version

This is also a painful tragedy: However a person comes, he also departs; so what does he gain as he labors after the wind?

A Conservative Version

And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go. And what profit has he that he labored for the wind?

American Standard Version

And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that he laboreth for the wind?

Amplified

And this also is a serious and severe evil -- "that in all points as he came, so shall he go; and what gain has he who labors for the wind?

Bible in Basic English

And this again is a great evil, that in all points as he came so will he go; and what profit has he in working for the wind?

Darby Translation

And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came so doth he go away, and what profit hath he, in having laboured for the wind?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And this also is a sore evil; that in all points as he came, so shall he go; and what profit has he that has laboured for the wind?

Julia Smith Translation

And also this an evil making sick, wholly as he came so shall he go: and what to him he shall labor for the wind?

King James 2000

And this also is a great evil, that just as he came, so shall he go: and what profit has he who has labored for the wind?

Lexham Expanded Bible

This also [is] a grievous illness. Exactly as he came, so he will go. What profit [does] he gain for all his toil for the wind?

Modern King James verseion

And this also is a sore evil, that in all, as he came, so shall he go; and what profit does he have who has labored for the wind?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is a miserable plague, that he shall go away even as he came. What helpeth him then, that he hath labored in the wind?

NET Bible

This is another misfortune: Just as he came, so will he go. What did he gain from toiling for the wind?

New Heart English Bible

This also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go. And what profit does he have who labors for the wind?

The Emphasized Bible

Even this, moreover, is an incurable evil, altogether as he came, so, shall he depart, - what profit then shall he have who toileth for the wind?

Webster

And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath labored for the wind?

World English Bible

This also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go. And what profit does he have who labors for the wind?

Youngs Literal Translation

And this also is a painful evil, just as he came, so he goeth, and what advantage is to him who laboureth for wind?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זה 
Zoh 
Usage: 12

עמּה 
`ummah 
Usage: 32

as he came

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

so shall he go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

יתרון 
Yithrown 
Usage: 10

עמל 
`amal 
Usage: 11

References

Context Readings

Hoarding Wealth Can Backfire

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. 16 This also is a grievous evil--exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind? 17 Throughout his life he also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.


Cross References

Proverbs 11:29

He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.

Ecclesiastes 1:3

What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun?

1 Samuel 12:21

"You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.

Ecclesiastes 2:22-23

For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 5:13

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

Isaiah 26:18

We were pregnant, we writhed in labor, We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth, Nor were inhabitants of the world born.

Jeremiah 2:8

"The priests did not say, 'Where is the LORD?' And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me, And the prophets prophesied by Baal And walked after things that did not profit.

Hosea 8:7

For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind The standing grain has no heads; It yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.

Mark 8:36

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

John 6:27

"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."



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