Ecclesiastes 10:19

“A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Men} prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A feast is for laughing, and wine makes glad the heart; but by the one and the other money is wasted.
- Basic English Bible

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh life merry; but money answereth everything.
- Darby Bible

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
- Webster's Bible

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.
- World English Bible

For mirth they are making a feast, And wine maketh life joyful, And the silver answereth with all.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 10

  • Ruthette
    In the natural things of life , money is the solution. God will supply for all our needs,
    even money. God gives us the power to get wealth.
  • Terry Evuen for verse 19
    money answered all things, this is earthly and God is not include because He answers whoever He want to either or poor not with gold nor silver.
  • Brianna for verse 4
    When someone in authority criticizes you, remain calm. An interesting Bible journal applied this scripture along with Ecclesiastes 8:2,3 to a Job situation. Below is a snippet: Humility is needed if you happen to be reprimanded by someone in authority. At such a time, what might be your first impulse? Perhaps to respond with hasty, ill-advised speech. But the Bible counsels: If the spirit of a ruler should mount up against you, do not leave your own place, for calmness itself allays great sins. Ecclesiastes 10:4 It takes self-control to respond with mildness, but this wise course smooths out problems and promotes peaceful relations. If you are the object of an undeserved reprimand, it is hoped that the person in authority will allow you to explain matters. Of course, any explanation should be made in a mild spirit with the hope that a mistaken view would thus be corrected. The individual in authority would need to control his spirit to permit such an explanation, and this would show that he has wisdom and strength.
  • Cornelius Omotola for verse 8
    Ecclesiastes 10:8, is actually meant for the evil doers, that they cannot go unpunished for whatever acts of evil they must have done to fellow human beings, because God hate wickedness.
  • Reinarudo Watanabe
    ECCLESIASTES 10:19 COMMENTS 5 02 2015 4:10 AM Not because we do not need money, but we need in every day living only. In Luke 16:13 we cannot serve two masters. Temporal things is good, but the eternal things is the best. 2 Cor4:17-18 . Lord, thank you for the wealth is in you. A-men.
  • Emmanuel Lazarus
    Money is not evil! What makes it evil is when it is ill-gotten and or spent to do evil or on things that will hurt others. Even In Ministry, you need money to build the cathedral, plan for the welfare of the members, take care of missionaries, e.t.c Just like Anoldis correctly noted that even Jesus had a treasurer. If money was altogether evil, I tell you Jesus wouldn 't have created the office of a Treasurer in His Ministry. So, Christians who view wealth as evil or a hindrance to Holiness and Heaven, Know this There are Billionaires who will make it to Heaven. God created this earth for our pleasure. So,don 't resist wealth. Enjoy it and use it for God 's work and be blessed in your Soul, Spirit Body.

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