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Ecclesiastes 5:15

    Ecclesiastes 5:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As he came from his mother at birth, so does he go again; he gets from his work no reward which he may take away in his hand.

    Webster's Revision

    As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.

    World English Bible

    As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5:15

    As he came forth - However it may be, he himself shall carry nothing with him into the eternal world. If he die worth millions, those millions are dead to him for ever; so he has had no real profit from all his labors, cares, anxieties, and vast property!

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 5:15

    5:15 To go - Into the womb of the earth, the common mother of all mankind. Take nothing - This is another vanity. If his estate be neither lost, nor kept to his hurt, yet when he dies he must leave it behind him, and cannot carry one handful of it into another world.