New International Version
with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
King James Bible
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:
Darby Bible Translation
Or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver;
World English Bible
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver:
Young's Literal Translation
Or with princes -- they have gold, They are filling their houses with silver.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Or with princes that had gold - Chief or mighty men, lords of the soil, or fortunate adventurers in merchandise, who got gold in abundance, filled their houses with silver, left all behind, and had nothing reserved for themselves but the empty places which they had made for their last dwelling, and where their dust now sleeps, devoid of care, painful journeys, and anxious expectations. He alludes here to the case of the covetous, whom nothing can satisfy, as an Asiatic writer has observed, but the dust that fills his mouth when laid in the grave - Saady.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
who filled their houses. That is, 'the covetous, whom nothing can satisfy,' as the poet Saady has observed, 'but the dust that fills his mouth, when laid in the grave.'
LibraryMarch 2 Evening
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.--HEB. 4:9. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; they . . . rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Our friend Lazarus sleepeth . . . Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. We that are in this tabernacle do groan, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
The Rich Sinner Dying. Psa. 49:6,9; Eccl. 8:8; Job 3:14,15.
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day?
He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.
Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay,
what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver.
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