Ecclesiastes 5:11

“When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When goods increase, they are increased that eate them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, sauing the beholding of them with their eyes?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what advantage is there to the owner thereof, save the beholding `of them' with his eyes?
- American Standard Version (1901)

When goods are increased, the number of those who take of them is increased; and what profit has the owner but to see them?
- Basic English Bible

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what profit is there to the owner thereof, except the beholding [of them] with his eyes?
- Darby Bible

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners of them, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?
- Webster's Bible

When goods increase, those who eat them are increased; and what advantage is there to its owner, except to feast on them with his eyes?
- World English Bible

In the multiplying of good have its consumers been multiplied, and what benefit [is] to its possessor except the sight of his eyes?
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:10) When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what advantage is there to the owner thereof, saving the beholding of them with his eyes?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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