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 Ecclesiastes 5:8 - 20
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   Book of Ecclesiastes
   Chapter 5
5:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.
 
5:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields.
 
5:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
 
5:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them?
 
5:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.
 
5:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,
 
5:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him.
 
5:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Naked a man comes from his mother's womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand.
 
5:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This too is a grievous evil: As a man comes, so he departs, and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind?
 
5:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger.
 
5:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him - for this is his lot.
 
5:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work - this is a gift of God.
 
5:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.
 
 

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