Ecclesiastes 5:13
Context
Wealth is Meaningless

8If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regards; and there be higher than they. 9Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field. 10He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance with increase: this is also vanity. 11When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes? 12The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. 13There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt. 14But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand. 15As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labor, which he may carry away in his hand. 16And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit has he that has labored for the wind? 17All his days also he eats in darkness, and he has much sorrow and wrath with his sickness. 18Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God gives him: for it is his portion. 19Every man also to whom God has given riches and wealth, and has given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. 20For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answers him in the joy of his heart.
Cross References
Job 20:20
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.


Ecclesiastes 5:14
But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand.


Ecclesiastes 6:1
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:


Ecclesiastes 6:2
A man to whom God has given riches, wealth, and honor, so that he wants nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God gives him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eats it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.


Treasury of Scripture

There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

a sore

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yes, he has neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labor...

Ecclesiastes 6:1,2 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men...

riches

Ecclesiastes 8:9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun...

Genesis 13:5-11 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents...

Genesis 14:16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

Genesis 19:14,26,31 And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place...

Proverbs 1:11-13,19,32 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privately for the innocent without cause...

Proverbs 11:4,24,25 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death...

Isaiah 2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship...

Isaiah 32:6-8 For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD...

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath...

Luke 12:16-21 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully...

Luke 16:1-13,19,22,23 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward...

Luke 18:22,23 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor...

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor...

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

James 2:5-7 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

James 5:1-4 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

Strong's Concordance
There is a sore evil [which] I have seen under the sun, [namely], riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.
Topical Bible
Downfall Evil Grievous Harm Hoarded Hurt Kept Namely Owner Owners Painful Possessor Riches Sore Thereof Wealth
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