Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

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!

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 Yes, though he live a thousand years twice told, and yet fails to enjoy good, do not all go to one place? 7 All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. 8 For what advantage has the wise more than the fool? What has the poor man, that knows how to walk before the living?


Cross References

Proverbs 16:26

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.

Genesis 3:17-19

To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

Ecclesiastes 5:10

He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 6:3

If a man fathers a hundred children, and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not filled with good, and moreover he has no burial; I say, that a stillborn child is better than he:

Matthew 6:25

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Luke 12:19

I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'

John 6:27

Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him."

1 Timothy 6:6-8

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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