Parallel Verses

Amplified

For he sees that even wise men die; the [self-confident] fool and the stupid alike perish and leave their wealth to others.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Holman Bible

For one can see that wise men die;
foolish and stupid men also pass away.
Then they leave their wealth to others.

International Standard Version

Indeed, he will see wise people die; the stupid and the senseless will meet their doom and leave their wealth to others.

A Conservative Version

For he shall see it. Wise men die. The fool and the brutish alike perish, and leave their wealth to others.

American Standard Version

For he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others.

Bible in Basic English

For he sees that wise men come to their end, and foolish persons of low behaviour come to destruction together, letting their wealth go to others.

Darby Translation

For he seeth that wise men die; all alike, the fool and the brutish perish, and they leave their wealth to others.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For he sees that all the wise men die, likewise the fool and the ignorant perish and leave their wealth to others.

Julia Smith Translation

For he shall see the wise shall die: together the fool and the stupid one shall perish, and they left their wealth to others.

King James 2000

For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For he sees [that] the wise die, together [with the] fool and brute they perish, and leave their wealth to the next [generation].

Modern King James verseion

For he sees wise men die; likewise the fool and the animal-like ones perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For he seeth that wise men also die and perish together, as well as the ignorant and foolish, and leave their riches for others.

NET Bible

Surely one sees that even wise people die; fools and spiritually insensitive people all pass away and leave their wealth to others.

New Heart English Bible

For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.

The Emphasized Bible

For it is seen that, the wise, die, Together with the dullard, and the brutish, do they perish, And leave, to others, their wealth:

Webster

For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

World English Bible

For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Youngs Literal Translation

For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth.

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

9 So that he should live on forever and never see the pit (the grave) and corruption. 10 For he sees that even wise men die; the [self-confident] fool and the stupid alike perish and leave their wealth to others. 11 Their inward thought is that their houses will continue forever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands their own [apart from God] and after their own names.


Cross References

Psalm 39:6

Surely every man walks to and fro -- "like a shadow in a pantomime; surely for futility and emptiness he is in turmoil; each one heaps up riches, not knowing who will gather them.

Psalm 94:8

Consider and understand, you stupid ones among the people! And you [self-confident] fools, when will you become wise?

Psalm 73:22

So foolish, stupid, and brutish was I, and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.

Proverbs 30:2

Surely I am too brutish and stupid to be called a man, and I have not the understanding of a man [for all my secular learning is as nothing].

Luke 12:20

But God said to him, You fool! This very night they [the messengers of God] will demand your soul of you; and all the things that you have prepared, whose will they be?

Psalm 17:14

From men by Your hand, O Lord, from men of this world [these poor moths of the night] whose portion in life is idle and vain. Their bellies are filled with Your hidden treasure [what You have stored up]; their children are satiated, and they leave the rest [of their] wealth to their babes.

Psalm 49:17

For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not descend after him.

Psalm 92:6-7

A man in his rude and uncultivated state knows not, neither does a [self-confident] fool understand this:

Proverbs 11:4

Riches provide no security in any day of wrath and judgment, but righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) delivers from death.

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves instruction and correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is like a brute beast, stupid and indiscriminating.

Ecclesiastes 2:16-21

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

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Ecclesiastes 5:13-16

There is a serious and severe evil which I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

For all this I took to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) and the wise and their works are in the hands of God. Whether it is to be love or hatred no man knows; all that is before them.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether irrational and stupid and foolish. Their instruction is given by idols who are but wood [it is a teaching of falsity, emptiness, futility]!

Jeremiah 17:11

Like the partridge that gathers a brood which she did not hatch and sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches by unjust means and not by right. He will leave them, or they will leave him, in the midst of his days, and at his end he will be a fool.

Romans 5:12-14

Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [ no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.

1 Timothy 6:6-10

[And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain.

Hebrews 9:27

And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment,

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