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Ecclesiastes 10:19

    Ecclesiastes 10:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A feast is for laughing, and wine makes glad the heart; but by the one and the other money is wasted.

    Webster's Revision

    A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.

    World English Bible

    A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life: and money answereth all things.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10:19

    A feast is made for laughter - The object of it is to produce merriment, to banish care and concern of every kind. But who are they who make and frequent such places? Epicures and drunkards generally; such as those of whom Horace speaks:

    Nos numerus sumus, et fruges consumere nati.

    Epist. lib. i., Ephesians 2, ver. 27.

    "Those whose names stand as indications of men, the useless many; and who appear to be born only to consume the produce of the soil."

    But money answereth all - This saying has prevailed everywhere.

    Scilicet uxorem cum dote, fidemque, et amicos,

    Et genus, et formam Regina Pecunia donat;

    Ac bene nummatum decorat Suadela, Venusque.

    Hor. Ep. lib. i., Ephesians 6, ver. 36.

    "For gold, the sovereign Queen of all below,

    Friends, honor, birth, and beauty, can bestow.

    The goddess of persuasion forms her train;

    And Venus decks the well-bemonied swain."

    Francis.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 10:19

    literally, For merriment they make a feast (bread), and wine gladdens the living, and money supplies all things.