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

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Discussion for Ecclesiastes 10

  • Lu2677
    Ecc.10:12 "The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself". 13; "The beginning words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness." Madness is a serious condition. I am so thankful that God hears all words spoken. By our words we will be condemned, by our words we will be justified.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • David kachepa for verse 19
    This verse highlights that what belongs to the world we should give to it and what belongs to God we should give to God... Ref. Matthew 27:24-27

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