New International Version
The toil of fools wearies them; they do not know the way to town.
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.
Ecclesiastes 10:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He knoweth not how to go to the city - I suppose this to be a proverb: "He knows nothing; he does not know his way to the next village." He may labor; but for want of judgment he wearies himself to no purpose.
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'The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.'--ECCLES. x. 15. On the surface this seems to be merely a piece of homely, practical sagacity, conjoined with one of the bitter things which Ecclesiastes is fond of saying about those whom he calls 'fools.' It seems to repeat, under another metaphor, the same idea which has been presented in a previous verse, where we read: 'If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners Or, a Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ, to his Poor Servant, John Bunyan
and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell someone else what will happen after them?
Woe to the land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning.
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