1. Ecclesiastes 5:15 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Summary of Ecclesiastes 5:15

Ecclesiastes 5:15 (ESV)

15 As he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.

A certain disaster has struck his life and he has now lost all his capital. Now he is and has nothing more than the people around him. He worked so hard. He toiled; he saved. He deprived himself of many things just to be rich and in the end this did not yield him anything. As he came into the world–poor and naked–that is how he dies. We see here how true it is what we read in 1 Timothy 6:7, For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.