New International Version
If their children are honored, they do not know it; if their offspring are brought low, they do not see it.
King James Bible
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
Darby Bible Translation
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, and he perceiveth it not.
World English Bible
His sons come to honor, and he doesn't know it. They are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.
Young's Literal Translation
Honoured are his sons, and he knoweth not; And they are little, and he attendeth not to them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His sons come to honor - When dead, he is equally indifferent and unconscious whether his children have met with a splendid or oppressive lot in life; for as to this world, when man dies, in that day all his thoughts perish.
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Adam . . . begat a son in his own likeness.--GEN. 5:3. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?--Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Dead in trespasses and sins; . . . by nature the children of wrath, even as others.--I am carnal, sold under sin. That which I do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing. By one man sin entered into the world, . . . by one man's …
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They feel but the pain of their own bodies and mourn only for themselves."
For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like heads of grain.
She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten.
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