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A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

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A man

Ecclesiastes 5:19
Every man also to whom God has given riches and wealth, and has given him power to eat of it, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor--this is the gift of God.
1 Kings 3:13
And I have also given thee that which thou have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings like thee all thy days.
1 Chronicles 29:25
And LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.
2 Chronicles 1:11
And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of those who hate thee, neither yet have asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that
Daniel 5:18
O thou king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom and greatness and glory and majesty.


Ecclesiastes 2:4
I made for me great works. I built for me houses. I planted for me vineyards.
Deuteronomy 8:7
For LORD thy God brings thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;
Judges 18:10
When ye go, ye shall come to a people secure. And the land is large, for God has given it into your hand, a place where there is no want of anything that is on the earth.
Job 21:9
Their houses are safe from fear, nor is the rod of God upon them.
Psalm 17:14
from men by thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world whose portion is in [this] life, and whose belly thou fill with thy treasure. They are satisfied with sons, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
Psalm 73:7
Their eyes stand out with fatness. They have more than heart could wish.
Luke 12:19
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou have many goods laid up for many years. Take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry.


Deuteronomy 28:33
The fruit of thy ground, and all thy labors, shall a nation eat up which thou know not. And thou shall only be oppressed and crushed always,
Psalm 39:6
Surely every man walks in a shadow. Surely they are disquieted in vain. He heaps up, and knows not who shall gather them.
Lamentations 5:2
Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
Hosea 7:9
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he does not know. Yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he does not know.


Ecclesiastes 5:16
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?

General references

Ecclesiastes 3:13
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor. [It] is the gift of God.
Zechariah 9:6
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.