Ecclesiastes 5:9

“Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Moreouer the profit of the earth is for all: the king himselfe is serued by the field.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king `himself' is served by the field.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is good generally for a country where the land is worked to have a king.
- Basic English Bible

Moreover the earth is every way profitable: the king [himself] is dependent upon the field.
- Darby Bible

Moreover, the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.
- Webster's Bible

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all. The king profits from the field.
- World English Bible

And the abundance of a land is for all. A king for a field is served.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:8) But the profit of a land every way is a king that maketh himself servant to the field.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 5:9


5:9 Profit - The fruits of the earth. For all - Necessary and beneficial to all men. The wise man, after some interruption, returns to his former subject, the vanity of riches, one evidence whereof he mentions in this verse, that the poor labourer enjoys the fruits of the earth as well as the greatest monarch. Is served - Is supported by the fruits of the field.


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