Parallel Verses

World English Bible

"It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

New American Standard Bible

“Bad, bad,” says the buyer,
But when he goes his way, then he boasts.

King James Version

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

Holman Bible

“It’s worthless, it’s worthless!” the buyer says,
but after he is on his way, he gloats.

International Standard Version

"This is bad, bad," says whoever is buying but then he brags as he walks away after the sale.

A Conservative Version

It is bad, it is bad, says the buyer, but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

American Standard Version

It is bad, it is bad, saith the buyer; But when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

Amplified


“It is [almost] worthless, it is [almost] worthless,” says the buyer [as he negotiates the price];
But when he goes his way, then he boasts [about his bargain].

Bible in Basic English

A poor thing, a poor thing, says he who is giving money for goods: but when he has gone on his way, then he makes clear his pride in what he has got.

Darby Translation

Bad! bad! saith the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

Julia Smith Translation

Evil, evil, he buying will say: and departing to him, and then he will boast

King James 2000

It is nothing, it is nothing, says the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Bad, bad," the buyer will say, but [when] one goes to him, then he will boast.

Modern King James verseion

It is bad! Bad, says the buyer; but when it is left to him, then he boasts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"It is naught; It is naught," sayeth he that buyeth anything: but when he cometh to his own house, then he boasteth of his pennyworth.

NET Bible

"It's worthless! It's worthless!" says the buyer, but when he goes on his way, he boasts.

New Heart English Bible

"It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

The Emphasized Bible

Bad! bad! saith the buyer, but, going his way, then, he boasteth.

Webster

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone, then he boasteth.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the buyer
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

but when he is gone
אזל 
'azal 
Usage: 6

References

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

13 Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread. 14 "It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts. 15 There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:10

Is there a thing of which it may be said, "Behold, this is new?" It has been long ago, in the ages which were before us.

Hosea 12:7-8

A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.

1 Thessalonians 4:6

that no one should take advantage of and wrong a brother or sister in this matter; because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.

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