Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of brooks of honey and butter. 18 He is giving back what he laboured for, And doth not consume it; As a bulwark is his exchange, and he exults not. 19 For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.



Cross References

Job 20:10

His sons do the poor oppress, And his hands give back his wealth.

Job 20:15

Wealth he hath swallowed, and doth vomit it. From his belly God driveth it out.

Job 20:5

That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,

Job 31:25

If I rejoice because great is my wealth, And because abundance hath my hand found,

Job 31:29

If I rejoice at the ruin of my hater, And stirred up myself when evil found him,

Proverbs 1:12

We swallow them as Sheol -- alive, And whole -- as those going down to the pit,

Isaiah 24:7-11

Mourned hath the new wine, languished the vine, Sighed have all the joyful of heart.

Jeremiah 11:15-16

What -- to My beloved in My house, Her doing wickedness with many, And the holy flesh do pass over from thee? When thou dost evil, then thou exultest.

Jeremiah 22:13

Woe to him who is building his house by unrighteousness, And his upper chambers by injustice, On his neighbour he layeth service for nought, And his wage he doth not give to him.

Jeremiah 22:17

But thine eyes and thy heart are not, Except on thy dishonest gain, And on shedding of innocent blood, And on oppression, and on doing of violence.

Jeremiah 51:34

Devoured us, crushed us, hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, He hath set us as an empty vessel, He hath swallowed us as a dragon, He hath filled his belly with my dainties, He hath driven us away.

Jeremiah 51:44

And I have seen after Bel in Babylon, And I have brought forth that which he swallowed -- from his mouth, And flow no more unto him do nations, Also the wall of Babylon hath fallen.

Lamentations 2:16

Opened against thee their mouth have all thine enemies, They have hissed, yea, they gnash the teeth, They have said: 'We have swallowed her up, Surely this is the day that we looked for, We have found -- we have seen.'

Ezekiel 7:12

Come hath the time, arrived hath the day, The buyer doth not rejoice, And the seller doth not become a mourner, For wrath is unto all its multitude.

Hosea 8:7-8

For wind they sow, and a hurricane they reap, Stalk it hath none -- a shoot not yielding grain, If so be it yield -- strangers do swallow it up.

Hosea 9:1

'Rejoice not, O Israel, be not joyful like the peoples, For thou hast gone a-whoring from thy God, Thou hast loved a gift near all floors of corn.

Amos 8:4

Hear this, ye who are swallowing up the needy, To cause to cease the poor of the land,

Matthew 23:13

'Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut up the reign of the heavens before men, for ye do not go in, nor those going in do ye suffer to enter.

Matthew 23:24

'Blind guides! who are straining out the gnat, and the camel are swallowing.

James 4:8-9

draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you; cleanse hands, ye sinners! and purify hearts, ye two-souled!

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