Ecclesiastes 2:14
Good News Translation
The wise can see where they are going, and fools cannot." But I also know that the same fate is waiting for us all.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom is like having two good eyes; foolishness leaves you in the dark. But wise or foolish, we all end up the same.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The eyes of a wise man are in his head: the fool walketh in darkness: and I learned that they were to die both alike.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The eyes of a wise man are in his head: the fool walketh in darkness: and I learned that they were to die both alike.

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Ecclesiastes 8:1 The wisdom of a man shineth in his countenance, and the most mighty will change his face.

Ecclesiastes 10:2,3 The heart of a wise man is in his right hand, and the heart of a fool is in his left hand. . . .

Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way: and the imprudence of fools erreth.

Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom shineth in the face of the wise: the eyes of fools are in the ends of the earth.

1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness and walketh in darkness and knoweth not whither he goeth: because the darkness hath blinded his eyes.

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Ecclesiastes 9:1-3,11,16 All these things have I considered in my heart, that I might carefully understand them: there are just men and wise men, and their works are in the hand of God: and yet man knoweth not whether he be worthy of love, or hatred: . . .

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

Psalm 49:10 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers:

Context
The Wise and the Foolish
13And I saw that wisdom excelled folly, as much as light differeth from darkness. 14The eyes of a wise man are in his head: the fool walketh in darkness: and I learned that they were to die both alike.15And I said in my heart: If the death of the fool and mine shall be one, what doth it avail me, that I have applied myself more to the study of wisdom? And speaking with my own mind, I perceived that this also was vanity.…
Cross References
1 John 2:11
But he that hateth his brother is in darkness and walketh in darkness and knoweth not whither he goeth: because the darkness hath blinded his eyes.

Psalm 49:10
He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers:

Proverbs 17:24
Wisdom shineth in the face of the wise: the eyes of fools are in the ends of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 2:16
For there shall be no remembrance of the wise no more than of the fool forever, and the times to come shall cover all things together with oblivion: the learned dieth in like manner as the unlearned.

Ecclesiastes 3:19
Therefore the death of man, and of beasts is one, and the condition of them both is equal: as man dieth, so they also die: all things breathe alike, and man hath nothing more than beast: all things are subject to vanity.

Ecclesiastes 6:6
Although he lived two thousand years, and hath not enjoyed good things: do not all make haste to one place?

Ecclesiastes 7:2
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come.

Ecclesiastes 9:2
But all things are kept uncertain for the time to come, because all things equally happen to the just and to the wicked, to the good and to the evil, to the clean and to the unclean, to him that offereth victims, and to him that despiseth sacrifices. As the good is, so also is the sinner: as the perjured, so he also that sweareth truth.

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is a very great evil among all things that are done under the sun, that the same things happen to all men: whereby also the hearts of the children of men are filled with evil, and with contempt while they live, and afterwards they shall be brought down to hell.

Additional Translations
The wise man has eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also came to realize that one fate overcomes them both.The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happens to them all.

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness: and yet I perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I perceived, even I, that one event shall happen to them all.

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness; but I myself also perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness: and yet I perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness--and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.

The wise! -- his eyes are in his head, and the fool in darkness is walking, and I also knew that one event happeneth with them all;
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