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Ecclesiastes 3:9

    Ecclesiastes 3:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    What profit has he that works in that wherein he labors?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    What profit has the worker in the work which he does?

    Webster's Revision

    What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?

    World English Bible

    What profit has he who works in that in which he labors?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:9

    What profit hath he - What real good, what solid pleasure, is derived from all the labors of man? Necessity drives him to the principal part of his cares and toils; he labors that he may eat and drink; and he eats and drinks that he may be preserved alive, and kept from sickness and pain. Love of money, the basest of all passions, and restless ambition, drive men to many labors and expedients, which perplex and often destroy them. He, then, who lives without God, travails in pain all his days.