New Living Translation
So are wise people really better off than fools? Do poor people gain anything by being wise and knowing how to act in front of others?
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:8 More - In these matters. Both are subject to the same calamities, and partakers of the same comforts of this life. The poor - More than the poor that doth not know this. He means such a poor man as is ingenious and industrious; fit for service and business.
Both will die. So I said to myself, "Since I will end up the same as the fool, what's the value of all my wisdom? This is all so meaningless!"
Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don't have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless--like chasing the wind.
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