Parallel Verses

King James 2000

That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: from the proceeds of business he shall not rejoice.

New American Standard Bible

“He returns what he has attained
And cannot swallow it;
As to the riches of his trading,
He cannot even enjoy them.

King James Version

That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

Holman Bible

He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it;
he doesn’t enjoy the profits from his trading.

International Standard Version

"He will restore what he has attained from his work and won't consume it; he won't enjoy the profits from his business transactions,

A Conservative Version

That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.

American Standard Version

That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

Amplified


“He gives back what he has labored for and attained
And cannot swallow it [down to enjoy it];
As to the riches of his labor,
He cannot even enjoy them.

Bible in Basic English

He is forced to give back the fruit of his work, and may not take it for food; he has no joy in the profit of his trading.

Darby Translation

That which he laboured for shall he restore, and not swallow down; its restitution shall be according to the value, and he shall not rejoice therein.

Julia Smith Translation

Turning back the labor, and he shall not swallow down: according to the substance of his exchange and he shall not exult

Lexham Expanded Bible

Returning [the] products of [his] toil, he will not swallow; according to the profit of his trade, {he will not enjoy},

Modern King James verseion

giving back his gain, and he will not eat. As to the wealth of his trading, even he shall not enjoy it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But he shall labour, and yet have nothing to eat. Great travail shall he make for riches, but he shall not enjoy them.

NET Bible

He gives back the ill-gotten gain without assimilating it; he will not enjoy the wealth from his commerce.

New Heart English Bible

That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.

The Emphasized Bible

In vain, he toiled, he shall not swallow, like wealth to be restored, in which he cannot exult!

Webster

That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice in it.

World English Bible

That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.

Youngs Literal Translation

He is giving back what he laboured for, And doth not consume it; As a bulwark is his exchange, and he exults not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יגע 
Yaga` 
Usage: 1

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

and shall not swallow it down
בּלע 
Bala` 
Usage: 49

תּמוּרה 
T@muwrah 
Usage: 6

be, and he shall not rejoice
עלס 
`alac 
Usage: 3

References

American

Context Readings

A Wicked Person's Joy Is Short, His Pain Long

17 He shall not see the rivers, the brooks flowing with honey and butter. 18 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: from the proceeds of business he shall not rejoice. 19 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away a house which he built not;



Cross References

Job 20:10

His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.

Job 20:15

He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

Job 20:5

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Job 31:25

If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

Job 31:29

If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

Proverbs 1:12

Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Isaiah 24:7-11

The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted do sigh.

Jeremiah 11:15-16

What has my beloved to do in my house, seeing she has worked lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from you? when you do evil, then you rejoice.

Jeremiah 22:13

Woe unto him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages, and gives him nothing for his work;

Jeremiah 22:17

But your eyes and your heart are for nothing but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

Jeremiah 51:34

Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a monster, he has filled his belly with my delicacies, he has cast me out.

Jeremiah 51:44

And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

Lamentations 2:16

All your enemies have opened their mouth against you: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

Ezekiel 7:12

The time has come, the day draws near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all their multitude.

Hosea 8:7-8

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: the stalk has no bud: it shall yield no meal: if so be it does yield, the aliens shall swallow it up.

Hosea 9:1

Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for you have played the harlot against your God, you have loved for hire upon every threshing floor.

Amos 8:4

Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Matthew 23:13

But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither allow you them that are entering to go in.

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.

James 4:8-9

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

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