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Ecclesiastes 5:16

    Ecclesiastes 5:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit has he that has labored for the wind?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that he laboreth for the wind?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And this again is a great evil, that in all points as he came so will he go; and what profit has he in working for the wind?

    Webster's Revision

    And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that he laboreth for the wind?

    World English Bible

    This also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go. And what profit does he have who labors for the wind?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that he laboureth for the wind?

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 5:16

    5:16 The wind - For riches, which are empty and unsatisfying, uncertain and transitory, which no man can hold or stay in its course, all which are the properties of the wind.