Ecclesiastes 7:6 {7}
Good News Translation
When a fool laughs, it is like thorns crackling in a fire. It doesn't mean a thing.

Contemporary English Version
Foolish laughter is stupid. It sounds like thorns crackling in a fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity.

New American Bible
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the fool’s laughter. This also is vanity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity.

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Ecclesiastes 2:2 Laughter I counted error: and to mirth I said: Why art thou vainly deceived?

Psalm 58:9 Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up, as alive, in his wrath.

Psalm 118:12 They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among thorns: and in the name of the Lord I was revenged on them.

Isaiah 65:13-15 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold my servants shall eat, and you shall be hungry: behold my servants shall drink, and you shall be thirsty. . . .

Amos 8:10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that the sun shall go down at midday, and I will make the earth dark in the day of light:

Luke 6:25 Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.

Luke 16:25 And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted and thou art tormented.

2 Peter 2:13-17 Receiving the reward of their injustice, counting for a pleasure the delights of a day: stains and spots, sporting themselves to excess, rioting in their feasts with you: . . .

Jude 1:12,13 These are spots in their banquets, feasting together without fear, feeding themselves: clouds without water, which are carried about by winds: trees of the autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, plucked up by the roots: . . .

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Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry, or laugh, he shall find no rest.

Context
The Value of Wisdom
5It is better to be rebuked by a wise man, than to be deceived by the flattery of fools. 6For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity.7Oppression troubleth the wise, and shall destroy the strength of his heart.…
Cross References
Psalm 58:9
Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up, as alive, in his wrath.

Psalm 118:12
They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among thorns: and in the name of the Lord I was revenged on them.

Ecclesiastes 2:2
Laughter I counted error: and to mirth I said: Why art thou vainly deceived?

Additional Translations
For like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool—this too is futile.For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

As the sound of thorns under a caldron, so is the laughter of fools: this is also vanity.

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.

For as the noise of thorns under the pot, So is the laughter of a fool, even this is vanity.
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