Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As a fool dieth
2 Samuel 13:12
But she said to him, "No, my brother! Don't humiliate me! This just isn't done in Israel! Don't do this foolish thing!
The mouth of a fool is his ruin, and his lips are a snare for his life.
So I thought to myself, "The fate of the fool will happen even to me! Then what did I gain by becoming so excessively wise?" So I lamented to myself, "The benefits of wisdom are ultimately meaningless!"
The person who gathers wealth by unjust means is like the partridge that broods over eggs but does not hatch them. Before his life is half over he will lose his ill-gotten gains. At the end of his life it will be clear he was a fool."
And I will say to myself, "You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!"'
This is a lament; they will chant it. The daughters of the nations will chant it. They will chant it over Egypt and over all her hordes, declares the sovereign Lord."