Ecclesiastes 5:15

“As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As he came forth of his mothers wombe, naked shall he returne to goe as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As he had come naked from his mother's womb, so will he return as he came. He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As he came from his mother at birth, so does he go again; he gets from his work no reward which he may take away in his hand.
- Basic English Bible

As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go away again as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
- Darby Bible

As he came into the world, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.
- Webster's Bible

As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.
- World English Bible

As he came out from the belly of his mother, naked he turneth back to go as he came, and he taketh not away anything of his labour, that doth go in his hand.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:14) As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he go back as he came, and shall take nothing for his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 5:15


5:15 To go - Into the womb of the earth, the common mother of all mankind. Take nothing - This is another vanity. If his estate be neither lost, nor kept to his hurt, yet when he dies he must leave it behind him, and cannot carry one handful of it into another world.


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