King James Version
A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
Darby Bible Translation
And the fool multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and what shall be after him, who will tell him?
World English Bible
A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn't know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him?
Young's Literal Translation
And the fool multiplieth words: 'Man knoweth not that which is, And that which is after him, who doth declare to him?'
Ecclesiastes 10:14 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
is full...: Heb. multiplieth words
A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?Ecclesiastes 10:14 Parallel Commentaries
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
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Luther Before the Diet
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.
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