Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Ecclesiastes 5:14

Context
NET ©

Then that wealth was lost through bad luck; 1  although he fathered a son, he has nothing left to give him. 2 

NIV ©

or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him.

NASB ©

When those riches were lost through a bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing to support him.

NLT ©

or they are 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.

MSG ©

And then loses it all in a bad business deal. He fathered a child but hasn't a cent left to give him.

BBE ©

And I saw the destruction of his wealth by an evil chance; and when he became the father of a son he had nothing in his hand.

NRSV ©

and those riches were lost in a bad venture; though they are parents of children, they have nothing in their hands.

NKJV ©

But those riches perish through misfortune; When he begets a son, there is nothing in his hand.


KJV
But those riches
<06239>
perish
<06> (8804)
by evil
<07451>
travail
<06045>_:
and he begetteth
<03205> (8689)
a son
<01121>_,
and [there is] nothing
<03972>
in his hand
<03027>_.
NASB ©
When those
<01931>
riches
<06239>
were lost
<06>
through a bad
<07451>
investment
<06045>
and he had fathered
<03205>
a son
<01121>
, then there
<0369>
was nothing
<0369>
<3972> to support
<03027>
him.
HEBREW
hmwam
<03972>
wdyb
<03027>
Nyaw
<0369>
Nb
<01121>
dylwhw
<03205>
er
<07451>
Nyneb
<06045>
awhh
<01931>
rseh
<06239>
dbaw
<06>
(5:14)
<5:13>
LXXM
(5:13) kai
<2532
CONJ
apoleitai {V-FMI-3S} o
<3588
T-NSM
ploutov
<4149
N-NSM
ekeinov
<1565
D-NSM
en
<1722
PREP
perispasmw {N-DSM} ponhrw
<4190
A-DSM
kai
<2532
CONJ
egennhsen
<1080
V-AAI-3S
uion
<5207
N-ASM
kai
<2532
CONJ
ouk
<3364
ADV
estin
<1510
V-PAI-3S
en
<1722
PREP
ceiri
<5495
N-DSF
autou
<846
D-GSM
ouden
<3762
A-NSN
NET © [draft] ITL
Then that
<01931>
wealth
<06239>
was lost
<06>
through bad
<07451>
luck
<06045>
; although he fathered
<03205>
a son
<01121>
, he has nothing
<03972>
left to give him.
NET ©

Then that wealth was lost through bad luck; 1  although he fathered a son, he has nothing left to give him. 2 

NET © Notes

tn Or “through a bad business deal.” The basic meaning of עִנְיַן (’inyan) is “business; affair” (HALOT 857 s.v. עִנְיָן) or “occupation; task” (BDB 775 s.v. עִנְיָן). The term is used in a specific sense in reference to business activity (Eccl 8:16), as well as in a more general sense in reference to events that occur on earth (Eccl 1:13; 4:8). BDB suggests that the phrase עִנְיַן רָע (’inyan ra’) in 5:13 refers to a bad business deal (BDB 775 s.v. עִנְיָן); however, HALOT suggests that it means “bad luck” (HALOT 857 s.v. עִנְיָן). The English versions reflect the same two approaches: (1) bad luck: “some misfortune” (NAB, NIV) and (2) a bad business deal: “a bad investment” (NASB), “a bad venture” (RSV, NRSV, MLB), “some unlucky venture” (Moffatt, NJPS), “an unlucky venture” (NEB), “an evil adventure” (ASV).

tn Heb “there is nothing in his hand.”



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