New International Version
For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others.
King James Bible
For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Darby Bible Translation
For he seeth that wise men die; all alike, the fool and the brutish perish, and they leave their wealth to others.
World English Bible
For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Young's Literal Translation
For he seeth wise men die, Together the foolish and brutish perish, And have left to others their wealth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he seeth that wise men die - Though they may be rich, and their wisdom teach them the best method of managing their riches so as to derive all the good from them they can possibly produce, yet they die as well as the fool and the poor ignorant man; and their wealth is left to others who will be equally disappointed in their expectation from it.
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'Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them.' --PSALM xlix. 14. 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them.' --REV. vii. 17. These two verses have a much closer parallelism in expression than appears in our Authorised Version. If you turn to the Revised Version you will find that it rightly renders the former of my texts, 'Death shall be their shepherd,' and the latter, 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall be their Shepherd.' The Old Testament …
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"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
"Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.
I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.
Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand,
Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?
Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.
The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
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