Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.

King James Version

The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.

Holman Bible

The struggles of fools weary them,
for they don’t know how to go to the city.

International Standard Version

The work of a fool so wears him out that he can't even find his way to town.

A Conservative Version

The labor of fools wearies every one of them, for he knows not how to go to the city.

American Standard Version

The labor of fools wearieth every one of them; for he knoweth not how to go to the city.

Amplified

The labor of a fool so wearies him [because he is ignorant] that he does not even know how to go to a city.

Bible in Basic English

The work of the foolish will be a weariness to him, because he has no knowledge of the way to the town.

Darby Translation

The labour of fools wearieth them, because they know not how to go to the city.

Julia Smith Translation

The labor of the foolish will weary them, because he knew not to go to the city.

King James 2000

The labor of the foolish wearies every one of them, because he knows not how to go to the city.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The fool is so worn out by a hard day's work {he cannot even find his way home at night}.

Modern King James verseion

The labor of fools wearies him, because he does not know how to go to the city.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The labour of the foolish is grievous unto them, while they know not how to go in to the city.

NET Bible

The toil of a stupid fool wears him out, because he does not even know the way to the city.

New Heart English Bible

The labor of fools wearies every one of them; for he doesn't know how to go to the city.

The Emphasized Bible

The toil of dullards, shall weary a man, that he knoweth not how to go into the city.

Webster

The labor of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.

World English Bible

The labor of fools wearies every one of them; for he doesn't know how to go to the city.

Youngs Literal Translation

The labour of the foolish wearieth him, In that he hath not known to go unto the city.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of the foolish
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

יגע 
Yaga` 
Usage: 26

not how to go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

14 Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him? 15 The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city. 16 Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.



Cross References

Psalm 107:4

They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region;
They did not find a way to an inhabited city.

Psalm 107:7

He led them also by a straight way,
To go to an inhabited city.

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.

Isaiah 35:8-10

A highway will be there, a roadway,
And it will be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean will not travel on it,
But it will be for him who walks that way,
And fools will not wander on it.

Isaiah 44:12-17

The man shapes iron into a cutting tool and does his work over the coals, fashioning it with hammers and working it with his strong arm. He also gets hungry and his strength fails; he drinks no water and becomes weary.

Isaiah 47:12-13

“Stand fast now in your spells
And in your many sorceries
With which you have labored from your youth;
Perhaps you will be able to profit,
Perhaps you may cause trembling.

Isaiah 55:2

“Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.

Isaiah 57:1

The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart;
And devout men are taken away, while no one understands.
For the righteous man is taken away from evil,

Jeremiah 50:4-5

“In those days and at that time,” declares the Lord, “the sons of Israel will come, both they and the sons of Judah as well; they will go along weeping as they go, and it will be the Lord their God they will seek.

Habakkuk 2:6

“Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him,
Even mockery and insinuations against him
And say, ‘Woe to him who increases what is not his—
For how long—
And makes himself rich with loans?’

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

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