Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 "While someone is among the living, hope remains," because "it is better to be a living dog than to be a dead lion." 5 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. 6 Furthermore, their love, their hate, and their envy have been long lost. Never again will they have a part in what happens on earth.



Cross References

Job 14:21

"If his children are honored, he doesn't know it; if they become insignificant, he never perceives it.

Isaiah 26:14

The dead won't live, and the departed spirits won't rise to that end, you punished and destroyed them, then locked away all memory of them.

Ecclesiastes 2:16

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?

Ecclesiastes 8:10

So I watched the wicked being entombed. They used to come in and out of the Holy Place, but now they are forgotten in the city, where they used to work. This, too, is pointless.

Psalm 6:5

In death, there is no memory of you. Who will give you thanks where the dead are?

Ecclesiastes 1:11

No one remembers those in the past, nor will they be remembered by those who come after them.

Job 7:8-10

The eyes of the one who sees me won't see me anymore; your eyes will look for me but I won't be around!

Job 30:23

I know that you're about to kill me, so I'm about to go to the house that's appointed for all the living."

Psalm 88:10-12

Can you perform wonders for the dead? Can departed spirits stand up to praise you? Interlude

Psalm 109:15

May what they have done be continually in the LORD's presence; and may their memory be excised from the earth.

Ecclesiastes 7:2

It's better to attend a funeral than to attend a banquet, for everyone dies eventually, and the living will take this to heart.

Isaiah 63:16

But you are our Father, even Abraham does not know us and Israel has not acknowledged us; you are he, O LORD, our Father, from long ago, "Our Redeemer' is your name.

Hebrews 9:27

Indeed, just as people are destined to die once and after that to be judged,

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