New Living Translation
Money is put into risky investments that turn sour, and everything is lost. In the end, there is nothing left to pass on to one's children.
King James Bible
But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.
Darby Bible Translation
or those riches perish by some evil circumstance, and if he have begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.
World English Bible
Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:14 Perish - By some wicked practices, either his own, or of other men. Nothing - In the son's possession after his father's death.
LibraryThoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
TIMOTHY after his Conversion to the Christian Faith, being found to be a Man of great Parts, Learning, and Piety, and so every way qualified for the work of the Ministry, St. Paul who had planted a Church at Ephesus the Metropolis or chief City of all Asia, left him to dress and propagate it, after his departure from it, giving him Power to ordain Elders or Priests, and to visit and exercise Jurisdiction over them, to see they did not teach false Doctrines, 1 Tim. i. 3. That they be unblameable in …
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life
There is a Blessedness in Reversion
How to be Admonished are those who Give Away what is their Own, and those who Seize what Belongs to Others.
Results of Transgression
We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it.
There is another serious problem I have seen under the sun. Hoarding riches harms the saver.
We all come to the end of our lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day we were born. We can't take our riches with us.
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