New Living Translation
Even the king milks the land for his own profit!
King James Bible
Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.
Darby Bible Translation
Moreover the earth is every way profitable: the king himself is dependent upon the field.
World English Bible
Moreover the profit of the earth is for all. The king profits from the field.
Young's Literal Translation
And the abundance of a land is for all. A king for a field is served.
Ecclesiastes 5:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:9 Profit - The fruits of the earth. For all - Necessary and beneficial to all men. The wise man, after some interruption, returns to his former subject, the vanity of riches, one evidence whereof he mentions in this verse , that the poor labourer enjoys the fruits of the earth as well as the greatest monarch. Is served - Is supported by the fruits of the field.
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
Don't be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy.
Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!
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