New Living Translation
Fools are so exhausted by a little work that they can't even find their way home.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:15 Wearieth - Fools discover their folly by their wearisome and fruitless endeavours after things which are too high for them. Because - He is ignorant of those things which are most easy, as of the way to the great city whither he is going.
It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. The Jewish scholars of the first century A.D. were struck by the manner in which it contradicted itself: e.g., "I praised the dead more than the living," iv. 2, "A living dog is better than a dead lion," ix. 4; but they were still more …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
they chatter on and on. No one really knows what is going to happen; no one can predict the future.
What sorrow for the land ruled by a servant, the land whose leaders feast in the morning.
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