New American Standard Bible
The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.
King James Bible
The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
Darby Bible Translation
The labour of fools wearieth them, because they know not how to go to the city.
World English Bible
The labor of fools wearies every one of them; for he doesn't know how to go to the city.
Young's Literal Translation
The labour of the foolish wearieth him, In that he hath not known to go unto the city.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The sense is: "The fool wearies himself with ineffectual attempts, he has not sufficient knowledge for the transaction of ordinary business."
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 …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.
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