Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Every person works for his own self-interests, but his desires remain unsatisfied.

New American Standard Bible

All a man’s labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied.

King James Version

All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Holman Bible

All man’s labor is for his stomach,
yet the appetite is never satisfied.

A Conservative Version

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

American Standard Version

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Amplified

All the labor of man is for his mouth [for self-preservation and enjoyment], and yet the desire [of his soul] is not satisfied.

Bible in Basic English

All the work of man is for his mouth, and still he has a desire for food.

Darby Translation

All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Julia Smith Translation

All the labor of man for his mouth, and also the soul shall not be filled.

King James 2000

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All of a man's toil [is] for his mouth-- yet his appetite is never satisfied.

Modern King James verseion

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All the labour that man taketh is for himself, and yet his desire is never filled after his mind.

NET Bible

All of man's labor is for nothing more than to fill his stomach -- yet his appetite is never satisfied!

New Heart English Bible

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

The Emphasized Bible

All the toil of man, is for his mouth, - though, even the desire, is not satisfied!

Webster

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

World English Bible

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Youngs Literal Translation

All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the soul is not filled.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

and yet the appetite
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

References

Hastings

Verse Info

Context Readings

One Must Learn To Be Content With What One Has

6 Even if he lives a thousand years twice over without experiencing the best aren't all of them going to the same place? 7 Every person works for his own self-interests, but his desires remain unsatisfied. 8 For what advantage has the wise person over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have in knowing how to face life?


Cross References

Proverbs 16:26

The appetite of the laborer motivates him; indeed, his hunger drives him on.

Genesis 3:17-19

He told the man, "Because you have listened to what your wife said, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, "You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground because of you. You'll eat from it through pain-filled labor for the rest of your life.

Ecclesiastes 5:10

Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. This also is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 6:3

A man might father a hundred children, and live for many years, so that the length of his life is long but if his life does not overflow with goodness, and he doesn't receive a proper burial, I maintain that stillborn children are better off than he is,

Matthew 6:25

"That's why I'm telling you to stop worrying about your life what you will eat or what you will drink or about your body what you will wear. Life is more than food, isn't it, and the body more than clothing?

Luke 12:19

Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'

John 6:27

Do not work for food that perishes but for food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him."

1 Timothy 6:6-8

Of course, godliness with contentment does bring a great profit.

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