Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Holman Bible

For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten.

International Standard Version

At least the living know they will die, but the dead know nothing; they no longer have a reward, since memory about them has been forgotten.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Amplified

For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; and they have no more reward [here], for the memory of them is forgotten.

Bible in Basic English

The living are conscious that death will come to them, but the dead are not conscious of anything, and they no longer have a reward, because there is no memory of them.

Darby Translation

For the living know that they shall die; but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the living know that they shall die, but the dead do not know any thing; neither do they have any more reward, for their memory is placed into oblivion.

Julia Smith Translation

For the living know they shall die: and the dead know not any thing, and no more to them a reward; for their remembrance was forgotten.

King James 2000

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything. They no longer have a reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For they that be living, know that they shall die: but they that be dead, know nothing, neither deserve they anymore. For their memorial is forgotten,

NET Bible

For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything; they have no further reward -- and even the memory of them disappears.

New Heart English Bible

For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the living, knew that they should die, - -but, the dead, knew not, anything, neither had they any longer a reward, because forgotten was their memory.

Webster

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

World English Bible

For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Youngs Literal Translation

For the living know that they die, and the dead know not anything, and there is no more to them a reward, for their remembrance hath been forgotten.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For the living
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

but the dead
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

not any thing
מאוּמה 
M@uwmah 
Usage: 32

שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 28

for the memory
זכר זכר 
Zeker 
Usage: 23

Context Readings

Death Deprives Humans Of Everything In Life

4 For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion. 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. 6 Indeed their love, their hate and their zeal have already perished, and they will no longer have a share in all that is done under the sun.



Cross References

Job 14:21

"His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.

Isaiah 26:14

The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise; Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, And You have wiped out all remembrance of them.

Ecclesiastes 2:16

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!

Ecclesiastes 8:10

So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.

Psalm 6:5

For there is no mention of You in death; In Sheol who will give You thanks?

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.

Job 7:8-10

"The eye of him who sees me will behold me no longer; Your eyes will be on me, but I will not be.

Job 30:23

"For I know that You will bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living.

Psalm 88:10-12

Will You perform wonders for the dead? Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah.

Psalm 109:15

Let them be before the LORD continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth;

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.

Isaiah 63:16

For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us You, O LORD, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.

Hebrews 9:27

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

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