New American Standard Bible
For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living?
King James Bible
For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
Darby Bible Translation
For what advantage hath the wise above the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
World English Bible
For what advantage has the wise more than the fool? What has the poor man, that knows how to walk before the living?
Young's Literal Translation
For what advantage is to the wise above the fool? What to the poor who knoweth to walk before the living?
Ecclesiastes 6:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What - literally, what profit (as in Ecclesiastes 1:3).
Knoweth ... living - i. e., "Knows how to conduct himself rightly among his contemporaries."
LibraryAppendix iv. An Abstract of Jewish History from the Reign of Alexander the Great to the Accession of Herod
The political connection of the Grecian world, and, with it, the conflict with Hellenism, may be said to have connected with the victorious progress of Alexander the Great through the then known world (333 b.c.).  It was not only that his destruction of the Persian empire put an end to the easy and peaceful allegiance which Judæa had owned to it for about two centuries, but that the establishment of such a vast Hellenic empire. as was the aim of Alexander, introduced a new element into …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."
What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.
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