Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!

King James Version

For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

Holman Bible

For, just like the fool, there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man, since in the days to come both will be forgotten. How is it that the wise man dies just like the fool?

International Standard Version

For neither the wise nor the fool will be long remembered, since in days to come everything will be forgotten. The wise man dies the same way as the fool, does he not?

A Conservative Version

For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance forever, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. And how the wise man dies even as the fool!

American Standard Version

For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance for ever; seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. And how doth the wise man die even as the fool!

Amplified

For there is no [more] lasting remembrance of the wise man than of the fool, since in the days to come all will be long forgotten. And how does the wise man die? Even as the fool!

Bible in Basic English

Of the wise man, as of the foolish man, there is no memory for ever, seeing that those who now are will have gone from memory in the days to come. See how death comes to the wise as to the foolish!

Darby Translation

For there shall be no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; because everything is already forgotten in the days which come. And how dieth the wise even as the fool?

Julia Smith Translation

For no remembrance for the wise with the foolish one forever, since in the days coming, all being forgotten. And how will the wise die? with the foolish one.

King James 2000

For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool forever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how does the wise man die? as the fool.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Certainly no one will remember the wise man or the fool in {future generations}. When [future] days come, both will have been forgotten already. How [is it that] the wise man dies the same as the fool?

Modern King James verseion

For there is no memory of the wise more than of the fool forever, since that which is now shall all be forgotten in the days to come. And how does the wise die above the fool!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the wise are ever as little in remembrance as the foolish, and all the days for to come shall be forgotten, yea the wise man dieth as well as the fool.

NET Bible

For the wise man, like the fool, will not be remembered for very long, because in the days to come, both will already have been forgotten. Alas, the wise man dies -- just like the fool!

New Heart English Bible

For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no memory for ever, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. Indeed, the wise man must die just like the fool.

The Emphasized Bible

For there is no remembrance of a wise man, more than of a dullard, unto times age-abiding, - seeing that, already, in the days to come, all hath been forgotten, how then cometh it that the wise man dieth equally with the dullard?

Webster

For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

World English Bible

For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no memory for ever, since in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. Indeed, the wise man must die just like the fool!

Youngs Literal Translation

That there is no remembrance to the wise -- with the fool -- to the age, for that which is already, in the days that are coming is all forgotten, and how dieth the wise? with the fool!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זכרון 
Zikrown 
Usage: 24

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

עם 
`im 
with, unto, by, as long, neither, from between, from among
Usage: 1061

of the fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

כּבר 
K@bar 
Usage: 9

is in the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

to come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

שׁכח שׁכח 
Shakach 
Usage: 102

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

References

Context Readings

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

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.” 16 For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die! 17 So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:11

There is no remembrance of earlier things;
And also of the later things which will occur,
There will be for them no remembrance
Among those who will come later still.

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.

Exodus 1:6

Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation.

Exodus 1:8

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.

2 Samuel 3:33

The king chanted a lament for Abner and said,
“Should Abner die as a fool dies?

Psalm 49:10

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

Psalm 88:12

Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness?
And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Psalm 103:16

When the wind has passed over it, it is no more,
And its place acknowledges it no longer.

Ecclesiastes 2:14

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.

Ecclesiastes 6:8

For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living?

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.

Hebrews 9:27

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

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