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Ecclesiastes 5:13

    Ecclesiastes 5:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely , riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There is a great evil which I have seen under the sun--wealth kept by the owner to be his downfall.

    Webster's Revision

    There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely , riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt:

    World English Bible

    There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There is a grievous evil, which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt:

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5:13

    Riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt - This may be the case through various causes:

    1. He may make an improper use of them, and lose his health by them.

    2. He may join in an unfortunate partnership and lose all.

    3. His riches may excite the desire of the robber; and he may spoil him of his goods, and even take away his life.

    4. Or, he may leave them to his son, who turns profligate; spends the whole, and ruins both his body and soul. I have seen this again and again.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 5:13

    5:13 To their hurt - Because they frequently are the occasions both of their present and eternal destruction.