Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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Hastings

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Context Readings

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

13 And I have seen that wisdom excels folly as far as light excels darkness. 14 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. 15 Then I said in my heart, As it shall happen to the fool, so it shall happen even to me. Why have I worked until now to make myself wiser? Then I said in my heart that this also is vanity.


Cross References

Psalm 49:10

For he sees that all the wise men die, likewise the fool and the ignorant perish and leave their wealth to others.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto the ends of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; and they all have one breath; so that a man has no more breath than a beast: for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of prudence, nor yet grace to men of eloquence; but time and chance happens to them all.

1 John 2:11

But he that hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness and does not know where he goes, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

Psalm 19:10

More to be desired are they than gold, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the sane is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Ecclesiastes 6:6

For though the other should live a thousand years twice and has not enjoyed good; both shall surely go to the same place.

Ecclesiastes 7:2

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is as the wise man? and who is as he who knows the interpretation of all things? The wisdom of this man shall make his face to shine, and the coarseness of his face shall be changed.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-3

Certainly I applied my heart unto all of this that I might declare all of this: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; no man knows either love or hatred by all that passes before them.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength: even though the poor man's knowledge is despised, and his words are not heard.

Ecclesiastes 10:2-3

A wise man's heart is at his right hand, but a fool's heart at his left.

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