New International Version
A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything.
King James Bible
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
Darby Bible Translation
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh life merry; but money answereth everything.
World English Bible
A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.
Young's Literal Translation
For mirth they are making a feast, And wine maketh life joyful, And the silver answereth with all.
Ecclesiastes 10:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A feast is made for laughter - The object of it is to produce merriment, to banish care and concern of every kind. But who are they who make and frequent such places? Epicures and drunkards generally; such as those of whom Horace speaks:
Nos numerus sumus, et fruges consumere nati.
Epist. lib. i., Ephesians 2, ver. 27.
"Those whose names stand as indications of men, the useless many; and who appear to be born only to consume the produce of the soil."
But money answereth all - This saying has prevailed everywhere.
Scilicet uxorem cum dote, fidemque, et amicos,
Et genus, et formam Regina Pecunia donat;
Ac bene nummatum decorat Suadela, Venusque.
Hor. Ep. lib. i., Ephesians 6, ver. 36.
"For gold, the sovereign Queen of all below,
Friends, honor, birth, and beauty, can bestow.
The goddess of persuasion forms her train;
And Venus decks the well-bemonied swain."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
maketh merry or money which would have answered every good purpose, and served for every emergency, is too often spent in feastings and revellings
LibraryThe Way to the City
'The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.'--ECCLES. x. 15. On the surface this seems to be merely a piece of homely, practical sagacity, conjoined with one of the bitter things which Ecclesiastes is fond of saying about those whom he calls 'fools.' It seems to repeat, under another metaphor, the same idea which has been presented in a previous verse, where we read: 'If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners Or, a Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ, to his Poor Servant, John Bunyan
"But the vine answered, 'Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and humans, to hold sway over the trees?'
wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.
I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly--my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives.
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
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