New American Standard Bible
Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
King James Bible
A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
Darby Bible Translation
And the fool multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and what shall be after him, who will tell him?
World English Bible
A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn't know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him?
Young's Literal Translation
And the fool multiplieth words: 'Man knoweth not that which is, And that which is after him, who doth declare to him?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Full of words - Confident talking of the future is indicated rather than mere loquacity. Compare James 4:13.
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
I have seen that nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities, for that is his lot. For who will bring him to see what will occur after him?
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?
In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider-- God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.
If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?
For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God. Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.
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