Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For one can see that wise men die;
foolish and stupid men also pass away.
Then they 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.

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.

Amplified

For he sees that even wise men die; the [self-confident] fool and the stupid 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 may live forever
and not see the Pit.
10 For one can see that wise men die;
foolish and stupid men also pass away.
Then they leave their wealth to others.
11 Their graves are their eternal homes,
their homes from generation to generation,
though they have named estates after themselves.


Cross References

Psalm 39:6

“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.
Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,
gathering possessions
without knowing who will get them.

Psalm 94:8

Pay attention, you stupid people!
Fools, when will you be wise?

Psalm 73:22

I was stupid and didn’t understand;
I was an unthinking animal toward You.

Proverbs 30:2

I am more stupid than any other man,
and I lack man’s ability to understand.

Luke 12:20

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’

Psalm 17:14

With Your hand, Lord, save me from men,
from men of the world
whose portion is in this life:
You fill their bellies with what You have in store;
their sons are satisfied,
and they leave their surplus to their children.

Psalm 49:17

For when he dies, he will take nothing at all;
his wealth will not follow him down.

Psalm 92:6-7

A stupid person does not know,
a fool does not understand this:

Proverbs 11:4

Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath,
but righteousness rescues from death.

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but one who hates correction is stupid.

Ecclesiastes 2:16-21

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 2:26

For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God’s sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:13-16

There is a sickening tragedy I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

Indeed, I took all this to heart and explained it all: the righteous, the wise, and their works are in God’s hands.People don’t know whether to expect love or hate. Everything lies ahead of them.

Jeremiah 10:8

They are both stupid and foolish,
instructed by worthless idols
made of wood!

Jeremiah 17:11

He who makes a fortune unjustly
is like a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.
In the middle of his days
his riches will abandon him,
so in the end he will be a fool.

Romans 5:12-14

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, in this way death spread to all men, because all sinned.

1 Timothy 6:6-10

But godliness with contentment is a great gain.

Hebrews 9:27

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

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