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 10:19

  • Xolani Dlamini for verse 19
    Money must luv us,not us Luv money but we must remember that be poor is not on God will.When you read the bible many they were having farm,cow including Jesus was having present of gold when was born.Bible say treasure is hidden in Christ so we must luv Christ and we will have money.
  • Anoldis M for verse 19
    im born again ...I love my Jesus n l love the money that He blesses me with to bless others N by the way Jesus had a TREASURER
  • EDDY SUSELO for verse 19
    I totally agree, money is very important, but it is not the most important thing.
  • Christian Cults for verse 19
    People without money are not recognized in the house of the lord? That is like saying you must buy your way in. Surely the Lord favors the innocent and poor over the rich and guilty. Your statement saddens me.
  • Rev. Tim George for verse 19
    A little wine is good for the heart, and money when it is used wisely will solve many problems. However, if you live to feast on wine, and Love money, you will find yourself at the root of all evil.
  • Tdbcewf for verse 19
    I think this verse let 's us know money is essential to our daily lives, but not to take the place of Jesus in our lives.

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