Parallel Verses

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.

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

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.

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.

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 look at the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter. 18 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. 19 For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.



Cross References

Job 20:10

His children shall seek the favor of the poor. His hands shall give back his wealth.

Job 20:15

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

Job 20:5

that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Job 31:25

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

Job 31:29

"If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him;

Proverbs 1:12

let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.

Isaiah 24:7-11

The new wine mourns. The vine languishes. All the merry-hearted sigh.

Jeremiah 11:15-16

What has my beloved to do in my house, since 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 to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his rooms by injustice; who uses his neighbor's service without wages, and doesn't give him his hire;

Jeremiah 22:17

But your eyes and your heart are not 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, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out.

Jeremiah 51:44

I will execute judgment on Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up; and the nations shall not flow any more to him: yes, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

Lamentations 2:16

All your enemies have opened their mouth wide 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 is come, the day draws near: don't let the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn; for wrath is on all its multitude.

Hosea 8:7-8

For they sow the wind, and they will reap the whirlwind. He has no standing grain. The stalk will yield no head. If it does yield, strangers will swallow it up.

Hosea 9:1

Don't rejoice, Israel, to jubilation like the nations; for you were unfaithful to your God. You love the wages of a prostitute at every grain threshing floor.

Amos 8:4

Hear this, you who desire to swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,

Matthew 23:13

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and as a pretense you make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

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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