Ecclesiastes 5:13

“There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There is a sore euill which I haue seene vnder the Sun, namely riches kept for the owners therof to their hurt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is a grievous evil {which} I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, `namely', riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt:
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is a great evil which I have seen under the sun--wealth kept by the owner to be his downfall.
- Basic English Bible

There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;
- Darby Bible

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners of them to their hurt.
- Webster's Bible

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
- World English Bible

There is a painful evil I have seen under the sun: wealth kept for its possessor, for his evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:12) There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 5:13


5:13 To their hurt - Because they frequently are the occasions both of their present and eternal destruction.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 5:13

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