New Living Translation
We don't remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.
King James Bible
There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
Darby Bible Translation
There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be remembrance of things that are to come with those who shall live afterwards.
World English Bible
There is no memory of the former; neither shall there be any memory of the latter that are to come, among those that shall come after.
Young's Literal Translation
There is not a remembrance of former generations; and also of the latter that are, there is no remembrance of them with those that are at the last.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:11 No remembrance - This seems to be added to prevent the objection, There are many inventions and enjoyments unknown to former ages. To this he answers, This objection is grounded only upon our ignorance of ancient times which if we exactly knew or remembered, we should easily find parallels to all present occurrences. There are many thousands of remarkable speeches and actions done in this and the following ages which neither are, nor ever will be, put into the publick records or histories, and consequently must unavoidably be forgotten in succeeding ages; and therefore it is just and reasonable to believe the same concerning former ages.
In making the following thread to the rich literature on Constantine the plan has been to confine almost wholly to Monographs, since to refer to all histories, encyclopædias, and the like which treat of him would be endless. Only such few analyzed references are introduced as have special reasons. Even with this limit it cannot be at all hoped that the list is exhaustive. Considerable pains has been taken, however, to make it full, as there is no really extended modern list of works on Constantine, …
Eusebius Pamphilius—The Life of Constantine
Of the Imitation of Christ, and of Contempt of the World and all Its Vanities
The Order of Thought which Surrounded the Development of Jesus.
Sometimes people say, "Here is something new!" But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new.
For the wise and the foolish both die. The wise will not be remembered any longer than the fool. In the days to come, both will be forgotten.
I have seen wicked people buried with honor. Yet they were the very ones who frequented the Temple and are now praised in the same city where they committed their crimes! This, too, is meaningless.
The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered.
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