New American Standard Bible
But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.
King James Bible
Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Darby Bible Translation
and there was found in it a poor wise man, who by his wisdom delivered the city; but no man remembered that poor man.
World English Bible
Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Young's Literal Translation
and there hath been found in it a poor wise man, and he hath delivered the city by his wisdom, and men have not remembered that poor man!
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Now there was found in that city a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no one remembered that same poor man. Eccl. ix. 15. After these events it really seems as if Gaïnas, to use a modern expression, had completely lost his head, or, to give the view of it taken by himself and his contemporaries, as if a demon had begun to trouble him; for his conduct became aimless and uncertain. Discontent, revenge, ambition, and evil counsels destroyed in him all capacity for wise …
Frederic William Farrar—Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom
Epistle cxxvii. From S. Columbanus to Pope Gregory .
Second Great Group of Parables.
Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman wisely came to all the people. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem.
A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!
A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction.
So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.
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