Parallel Verses

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?

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 the one 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?

Amplified

This also is a grievous evil—exactly as he was born, so he shall die. So what advantage 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?

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

and what profit
יתרון 
Yithrown 
Usage: 10

עמל 
`amal 
Usage: 11

References

Verse Info

Context Readings

Hoarding Wealth Can Backfire

15 As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand. 16 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? 17 All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he is sore vexed, and hath sickness and wrath.


Cross References

Proverbs 11:29

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Ecclesiastes 1:3

What profit hath man of all his labor wherein he laboreth under the sun?

1 Samuel 12:21

and turn ye not aside; for then would ye go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

Ecclesiastes 2:22-23

For what hath a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboreth under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 5:13

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

Isaiah 26:18

We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

Jeremiah 2:8

The priests said not, Where is Jehovah? and they that handle the law knew me not: the rulers also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

Hosea 8:7

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: he hath no standing grain; the blade shall yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.

Mark 8:36

For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

John 6:27

Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.

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