Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

References

Context Readings

Death Deprives Humans Of Everything In Life

4 But there is hope for whoever is joined with all the living, since a live dog is better than a dead lion. 5 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. 6 Their love, their hate, and their envy have already disappeared, and there is no longer a portion for them in all that is done under the sun.



Cross References

Job 14:21

If his sons receive honor, he does not know it; if they become insignificant, he is unaware of it.

Isaiah 26:14

The dead do not live; departed spirits do not rise up. Indeed, You have visited and destroyed them; You have wiped out all memory of them.

Ecclesiastes 2:16

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?

Ecclesiastes 8:10

In such circumstances, I saw the wicked buried. They came and went from the holy place, and they were praised in the city where they did so. This too is futile.

Psalm 6:5

For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?

Ecclesiastes 1:11

There is no memory of those who came before; and of those who will come after there will also be no memory among those who follow [them].

Job 7:8-10

The eye of anyone who looks on me will no longer see me. Your eyes will look for me, but I will be gone.

Job 30:23

Yes, I know that You will lead me to death- the place appointed for all who live.

Psalm 88:10-12

Do You work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? Selah

Psalm 109:15

Let their sins always remain before the Lord, and let Him cut off [all] memory of them from the earth.

Ecclesiastes 7:2

It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, since that is the end of all mankind, and the living should take it to heart.

Isaiah 63:16

Yet You are our Father, even though Abraham does not know us and Israel doesn't recognize us. You, Lord, are our Father; from ancient times, Your name is our Redeemer.

Hebrews 9:27

And just as it is appointed for people to die once-and after this, judgment-

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