Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Yet the fool multiplies words.
No one knows what will happen,
and who can tell anyone what will happen after him?

New American Standard Bible

Yet the fool multiplies words No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?

King James Version

A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

International Standard Version

The fool overflows with words, and no one can predict what will happen. As to what will happen after him, who can explain it?

A Conservative Version

A fool also multiplies words; [yet] man knows not what shall be, and that which shall be after him, who can tell him?

American Standard Version

A fool also multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and that which shall be after him, who can tell him?

Amplified

A fool also multiplies words, though no man can tell what will be -- "and what will happen after he is gone, who can tell him?

Bible in Basic English

The foolish are full of words; man has no knowledge of what will be; and who is able to say what will be after him?

Darby Translation

And the fool multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and what shall be after him, who will tell him?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The fool multiplies words and says, Man cannot tell what shall be, and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

Julia Smith Translation

And the foolish one will multiply words: man shall not know what shall be; and what shall be after him, who shall announce to him?

King James 2000

A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

Lexham Expanded Bible

The fool {talks too much}, for no one knows what will be. Who can tell anyone what will happen {in the future}?

Modern King James verseion

A fool also makes many words; a man knows not what they shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A fool is so full of words, that a man cannot tell what end he shall make. Who will then warn him of it that shall follow after him?

NET Bible

yet a fool keeps on babbling. No one knows what will happen; who can tell him what will happen in the future?

New Heart English Bible

A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn't know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him?

The Emphasized Bible

Yet, a foolish man, multiplieth words, - though no man knoweth that which hath been, and, that which shall be after him, who can tell him?

Webster

A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

World English Bible

A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn't know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him?

Youngs Literal Translation

And the fool multiplieth words: 'Man knoweth not that which is, And that which is after him, who doth declare to him?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A fool
סכל 
Cakal 
Usage: 7

also is full
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

of words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

what shall be and what shall be after
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

References

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly,
but the end of his speaking is evil madness.
14 Yet the fool multiplies words.
No one knows what will happen,
and who can tell anyone what will happen after him?
15 The struggles of fools weary them,
for they don’t know how to go to the city.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 3:22

I have seen that there is nothing better than for a person to enjoy his activities because that is his reward. For who can enable him to see what will happen after he dies?

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For dreams result from much work and a fool’s voice from many words.

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knows what is good for man in life, in the few days of his futile life that he spends like a shadow? Who can tell man what will happen after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 8:7

Yet no one knows what will happen because who can tell him what will happen?

Job 34:37

For he adds rebellion to his sin;
he scornfully claps in our presence,
while multiplying his words against God.

Job 35:16

Job opens his mouth in vain
and multiplies words without knowledge.

Proverbs 10:19

When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is wise.

James 4:13-14

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.”

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