Ecclesiastes 9:15
Good News Translation
Someone lived there who was poor, but so clever that he could have saved the town. But no one thought about him.

Contemporary English Version
But the city was saved by the wisdom of a poor person who was soon forgotten.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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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.

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Genesis 40:23 But the chief butler, when things prospered with him, forgot his interpreter.

Esther 6:2,3 They came to that place where it was written, how Mardochai had discovered the treason of Bagathan and Thares the eunuchs, who sought to kill king Assuerus. . . .

Context
Wisdom is Better than Strength
14A little city, and few men in it: there came against it a great king, and invested it, and built bulwarks round about it, and the siege was perfect. 15Now 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.16And I said that wisdom is better than strength: how then is the wisdom of the poor man slighted, and his words not heard?…
Cross References
Genesis 40:23
But the chief butler, when things prospered with him, forgot his interpreter.

2 Samuel 20:22
So she went to all the people, and spoke to them wisely: and they cut off the head of Seba the son of Bochri, and cast it out to Joab. And he sounded the trumpet, and they departed from the city, every one to their home: and Joab returned to Jerusalem to the king.

Proverbs 21:22
The wise man hath scaled the city of the strong, and hath cast down the strength of the confidence thereof.

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 4:13
Better is a child that is poor and wise, than a king that is old and foolish, who knoweth not to foresee for hereafter.

Ecclesiastes 8:10
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.

Additional Translations
Now a poor wise man was found in the city, and he saved the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

and should find in it a poor wise man, and he should save the city through his wisdom: yet no man would remember that poor man.

and there was found in it a poor wise man, who by his wisdom delivered the city; but no man remembered that poor man.

Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

and there hath been found in it a poor wise man, and he hath delivered the city by his wisdom, and men have not remembered that poor man!
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