Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.

King James Version

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

Holman Bible

The wise man has eyes in his head,
but the fool walks in darkness.Yet I also knew that one fate comes to them both.

International Standard Version

The wise use their eyes, but the fool walks in darkness. I also perceived that the same outcome affects them all.

A Conservative Version

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness. And yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.

American Standard Version

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness: and yet I perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

Amplified

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness; and yet I perceived that [in the end] one event happens to them both.

Bible in Basic English

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the foolish man goes walking in the dark; but still I saw that the same event comes to them all.

Darby Translation

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness; but I myself also perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wise man has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness: And I myself also understood that one event happens to the one and to the other.

Julia Smith Translation

The wise, his eyes in his head; and the foolish one goes in darkness: and I knew, I also, that one event will meet with them all.

King James 2000

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one fate happens to them all.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{The wise man can see where he is walking}, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also realized that both of them suffer the same fate.

Modern King James verseion

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness; and I also knew that one event happens to all of them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For a wise man beareth his eyes about in his head, but the fool goeth in the darkness. I perceived also that they both had one end.

NET Bible

The wise man can see where he is going, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also realized that the same fate happens to them both.

New Heart English Bible

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness?and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.

The Emphasized Bible

As for the wise man, his eyes, are in his head, whereas, the dullard, in darkness, doth walk, - but, I myself, knew that, one destiny, happeneth to them, all.

Webster

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

World English Bible

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness -- and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wise! -- his eyes are in his head, and the fool in darkness is walking, and I also knew that one event happeneth with them all;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

are in his head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

but the fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

מקרה 
Miqreh 
Usage: 10

קרה 
Qarah 
Usage: 27

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

The Living Must Abandon The Work Of Their Hands To Others At Death

13 And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness. 14 The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness And yet I know that one fate befalls them both. 15 Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."


Cross References

Psalm 49:10

For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.

1 John 2:11

But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Psalm 19:10

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.

Ecclesiastes 6:6

"Even if the other man lives a thousand years twice and does not enjoy good things--do not all go to one place?"

Ecclesiastes 7:2

It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom illumines him and causes his stern face to beam.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-3

For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.

Ecclesiastes 10:2-3

A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.

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