Ecclesiastes 5:10-17New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Folly of Riches
10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is [a]vanity.11 When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to [b]look on?12 The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the [c]full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.
13 There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being [d]hoarded by their owner to his hurt.14 When those riches were lost through [e]a bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing [f]to support him.15 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.16 This also is a grievous evil—exactly as a man [g]is born, thus will he [h]die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?17 Throughout his life he also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.
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