Ecclesiastes 5:17
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
Psalm 39:6
Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.


Psalm 127:2
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he gives his beloved sleep.


Ecclesiastes 2:23
For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yes, his heart takes not rest in the night. This is also vanity.


Treasury of Scripture

All his days also he eats in darkness, and he has much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.

he eateth

Genesis 3:17 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying...

1 Kings 17:12 And she said, As the LORD your God lives, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and...

Job 21:25 And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, and never eats with pleasure.

Psalm 78:33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

Psalm 102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he gives his beloved sleep.

Ezekiel 4:16,17 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight...

much

2 Kings 1:2,6 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers...

2 Kings 5:27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall stick to you, and to your seed for ever...

2 Chronicles 16:10-12 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing...

2 Chronicles 24:24,25 For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand...

Psalm 90:7-11 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled...

Proverbs 1:27-29 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes on you...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

1 Corinthians 11:30-32 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep...

Strong's Concordance
All his days also he eateth in darkness, and [he hath] much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
Topical Bible
Abound Affliction Anger Consumeth Dark Darkness Disease Eateth Eats Frustrated Frustration Grief Irritation Pain Resentment Sadness Sickness Sore Sorrow Spent Throughout Trouble Vexation Vexed Wrath
Resources
Ecclesiastes Chapter 5 Verse 17

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OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 5:17 All his days he also eats (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
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