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!
There is no remembrance of the former [things], nor shall there be any remembrance of the latter that are to come, among those who shall come after.
For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know not anything, nor have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.
For he shall see it. Wise men die. The fool and the brutish alike perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Shall thy wonders be known in the dark, and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof shall know it no more.
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.
For what advantage has the wise man more than the fool? What has the poor man, who knows how to walk before the living?
Then those who feared LORD spoke one with another, and LORD hearkened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared LORD, and who thought upon his name.