Ecclesiastes 8:10
Good News Translation
Yes, I have seen the wicked buried and in their graves, but on the way back from the cemetery people praise them in the very city where they did their evil. It is useless.

Contemporary English Version
I saw the wicked buried with honor, but God's people had to leave the holy city and were forgotten. None of this makes sense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I saw the wicked buried: who also when they were yet living were in the holy place, and were praised in the city as men of just works: but this also is vanity.

New American Bible
Meanwhile I saw the wicked buried. They would come and go from the holy place. But those were forgotten in the city who had acted justly. This also is vanity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I saw the wicked buried: who also when they were yet living were in the holy place, and were praised in the city as men of just works: but this also is vanity.

so

2 Kings 9:34,35 And when he was come in to eat, and to drink, he said: Go, and see after that cursed woman, and bury her; because she is a king's daughter. . . .

Job 21:18,32,33 They shall be as chaff before the face of the wind, and as ashes which the whirlwind scattereth. . . .

Luke 16:22 And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell.

the place

Psalm 122:1-5 A gradual canticle. I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the house of the Lord. . . .

Acts 6:13 And they set up false witnesses, who said: This man ceaseth not to speak words against the holy place and the law.

they were

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 9:5 For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing more, neither have they a reward any more: for the memory of them is forgotten.

Psalm 31:12 I am forgotten as one dead from the heart. I am become as a vessel that is destroyed.

Proverbs 10:7 The wise of heart receiveth precepts: a fool is beaten with lips.

Jeremiah 17:13 O Lord, the hope of Israel: all that forsake thee shall be confounded: they that depart from thee, shall be written in the earth: because they have forsaken the Lord, the vein of living waters.

Hebrews 10:38 But my just man liveth by faith: but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul.

Context
Fear God
10I saw the wicked buried: who also when they were yet living were in the holy place, and were praised in the city as men of just works: but this also is vanity.11For because sentence is not speedily pronounced against the evil, the children of men commit evils without any fear.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:7
The wise of heart receiveth precepts: a fool is beaten with lips.

Ecclesiastes 1:11
There is no remembrance of former things: nor indeed of those things which hereafter are to come, shall there be any remembrance with them that shall be in the latter end.

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 9:5
For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing more, neither have they a reward any more: for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 9:15
Now there was found in it a man poor and wise, and he delivered the city by his wisdom, and no man afterward remembered that poor man.

Additional Translations
Then too, I saw the burial of the wicked who had come and gone from the holy place and were praised in the city where they had done so. This too is futile.And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

So I saw the wicked buried, and they came to the grave ; and they that had done right went away from the holy place, and were forgotten in the city: this also is vanity.

And then I saw the ungodly carried into the tombs, and that out of the holy place: and they departed, and were praised in the city, because they had done thus: this also is vanity.

And I have also seen the wicked buried and going away; and such as had acted rightly went from [the] holy place, and were forgotten in the city. This also is vanity.

And withal I saw the wicked buried, and they came to the grave; and they that had done right went away from the holy place, and were forgotten in the city: this also is vanity.

And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

So I saw the wicked buried. Indeed they came also from holiness. They went and were forgotten in the city where they did this. This also is vanity.

And so I have seen the wicked buried, and they went in, even from the Holy Place they go, and they are forgotten in the city whether they had so done. This also is vanity.
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