Ecclesiastes 5:14 {13}
Good News Translation
and then lose it all in some bad deal and end up with nothing left to pass on to their children.

Contemporary English Version
Suddenly they lose everything in a bad business deal, then have nothing to leave for their children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they are lost with very great affliction: he hath begotten a son, who shall be in extremity of want.

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For they are lost with very great affliction: he hath begotten a son, who shall be in extremity of want.

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Ecclesiastes 2:26 God hath given to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he hath given vexation, and superfluous care, to heap up and to gather together, and to give it to him that hath pleased God: but this also is vanity, and a fruitless solicitude of the mind.

Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.

Job 20:15-29 The riches which he hath swallowed, he shall vomit up, and God shall draw them out of his belly. . . .

Job 27:16,17 If he shall heap together silver as earth, and prepare raiment as clay, . . .

Psalm 39:6 Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

Proverbs 23:5 Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.

Haggai 1:9 You have looked for more, and behold it became less, and you brought it home, and I blowed it away: why, saith the Lord of hosts? because my house is desolate, and you make haste every man to his own house.

Haggai 2:16,17 When you went to a heap of twenty bushels, and they became ten: and you went into the press, to press out fifty vessels, and they became twenty. . . .

Matthew 6:19,20 Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal. . . .

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1 Samuel 2:6-8,36 The Lord killeth and maketh alive, he bringeth down to hell, and bringeth back again. . . .

1 Kings 14:26 And he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the king's treasures, and carried all off: as also the shields of gold which Solomon had made:

Psalm 109:9-12 May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. . . .

Context
The Futility of Wealth
13There is also another grievous evil, which I have seen under the sun: riches kept to the hurt of the owner. 14For they are lost with very great affliction: he hath begotten a son, who shall be in extremity of want.15As he came forth naked from his mother's womb, so shall he return, and shall take nothing away with him of his labour.…
Cross References
Psalm 39:6
Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

Ecclesiastes 5:13
There is also another grievous evil, which I have seen under the sun: riches kept to the hurt of the owner.

Ecclesiastes 5:15
As he came forth naked from his mother's womb, so shall he return, and shall take nothing away with him of his labour.

Additional Translations
or wealth lost in a bad venture, so that when he has a son there is nothing to pass on.But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

and those riches perish by evil adventure; and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

And that wealth shall perish in an evil trouble: and the man begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

or those riches perish by some evil circumstance, and if he have begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

and those riches perish by evil adventure; and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.

But those riches perish by evil labor: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.

And that wealth hath been lost in an evil business, and he hath begotten a son and there is nothing in his hand!
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