Ecclesiastes 5 :14

Ecclesiastes 5 :14 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets 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

But those riches perish by evil labor: and he begetteth a son, and 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.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 5 :14

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's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5 :14

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

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5 :14

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