Parallel Verses

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?

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?

Holman Bible

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

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

Yet the fool multiplies words, though no man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after he is gone?

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?

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 He begins his speech with foolishness, and concludes it with evil madness. 14 The fool overflows with words, and no one can predict what will happen. As to what will happen after him, who can explain it? 15 The work of a fool so wears him out that he can't even find his way to town.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:2

The wise speak, presenting knowledge appropriately, but fools spout foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 3:22

I concluded that it is worthwhile for people to find joy in their accomplishments, because that is their inheritance, since who can see what will exist after them?

Ecclesiastes 5:3

Too many worries lead to nightmares, and a fool is known from talking too much.

Ecclesiastes 5:3

Too many worries lead to nightmares, and a fool is known from talking too much.

Ecclesiastes 8:7

For he has absolutely no knowledge what will happen, since who can declare to him when it will come about?

Job 34:37

because he has been adding rebellion to his sin; he claps his hands among us, and keeps on ranting against God."

Job 35:16

When he began speaking, he communicated only worthlessness; he added words upon words without knowing anything."

Proverbs 10:19

Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.

James 4:13-14

Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money."

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