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Ecclesiastes 5:14

    Ecclesiastes 5:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and those riches perish by evil adventure; and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I saw the destruction of his wealth by an evil chance; and when he became the father of a son he had nothing in his hand.

    Webster's Revision

    and those riches perish by evil adventure; and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

    World English Bible

    Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and those riches perish by evil adventure; and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5:14

    And he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand - He has been stripped of his property by unfortunate trade or by plunderers; and he has nothing to leave to his children.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 5:14

    Evil travail - Adverse accident, or unsuccessful employment (compare Ecclesiastes 1:13; Ecclesiastes 4:8).