Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 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.
16 Woe to you, land, when your king is a youth
and your princes feast in the morning.



Cross References

Psalm 107:4

Some wandered in the desolate wilderness,
finding no way to a city where they could live.

Psalm 107:7

He led them by the right path
to go to a city where they could live.

Ecclesiastes 10:3

Even when the fool walks along the road, his heart lacks sense,
and he shows everyone he is a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen its edge,
then one must exert more strength;
however, the advantage of wisdom is that it brings success.

Isaiah 35:8-10

A road will be there and a way;
it will be called the Holy Way.
The unclean will not travel on it,
but it will be for the one who walks the path.
Even the fool will not go astray.

Isaiah 44:12-17

The ironworker labors over the coals,
shapes the idol with hammers,
and works it with his strong arm.
Also he grows hungry and his strength fails;
he doesn’t drink water and is faint.

Isaiah 47:12-13

So take your stand with your spells
and your many sorceries,
which you have wearied yourself with from your youth.
Perhaps you will be able to succeed;
perhaps you will inspire terror!

Isaiah 55:2

Why do you spend money on what is not food,
and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.

Isaiah 57:1

The righteous one perishes,
and no one takes it to heart;
faithful men are swept away,
with no one realizing
that the righteous one is swept away
from the presence of evil.

Jeremiah 50:4-5

In those days and at that time—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
the Israelites and Judeans will come together,
weeping as they come,
and will seek the Lord their God.

Habakkuk 2:6

Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,
with mockery and riddles about him?
They will say:


Woe to him who amasses what is not his—
how much longer?—
and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

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