Ecclesiastes 9:5
Modern Translations
New International Version
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten.

New Living Translation
The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered.

English Standard Version
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

Berean Study Bible
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, because the memory of them is forgotten.

New American Standard Bible
For the living know that they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor do they have a reward any longer, for their memory is forgotten.

NASB 1995
For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.

NASB 1977
For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.

Amplified Bible
For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing, and they no longer have a reward [here], for the memory of them is forgotten.

Christian Standard Bible
For the living know that they will die, but the dead don’t know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten.

Contemporary English Version
We know we will die, but the dead don't know a thing. Nothing good will happen to them--they are gone and forgotten.

Good News Translation
Yes, the living know they are going to die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward; they are completely forgotten.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything. There is no more reward for the dead when the memory of them has faded.

International Standard Version
At least the living know they will die, but the dead know nothing; they no longer have a reward, since memory about them has been forgotten.

NET Bible
For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything; they have no further reward--and even the memory of them disappears.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

New King James Version
For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.

King James 2000 Bible
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

New Heart English Bible
For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

World English Bible
For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

American King James Version
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

American Standard Version
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

A Faithful Version
For the living know that they shall die; but the dead do not know anything, nor do they have any more a reward; for their memory is forgotten.

Darby Bible Translation
For the living know that they shall die; but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

English Revised Version
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For the liuing knowe that they shall dye, but the dead knowe nothing at all: neither haue they any more a rewarde: for their remembrance is forgotten.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For they that be liuing knowe that they shall dye: but they that be dead knowe nothing, neither deserue they any more, for their memoriall is forgotten.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
for they that be lyuynge, knowe yt they shall dye: but they yt be deed, knowe nothinge, nether deserue they eny more. For their memoriall is forgotte,
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
For the living know that they die, and the dead do not know anything, and there is no more reward to them, for their remembrance has been forgotten.

Young's Literal Translation
For the living know that they die, and the dead know not anything, and there is no more to them a reward, for their remembrance hath been forgotten.

Smith's Literal Translation
For the living know they shall die: and the dead know not any thing, and no more to them a reward; for their remembrance was forgotten.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing more, neither have they a reward any more: for the memory of them is forgotten.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For the living know that they themselves will die, yet truly the dead know nothing anymore, nor do they have any recompense. For the memory of them is forgotten.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Because the living know that they are dying, and the dead do not know a thing, and there is no more reward for them, because their memory is forgotten

Lamsa Bible
For the living know that they shall die; but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
For the living know that they shall die; but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the living will know that they shall die: but the dead know nothing, and there is no longer any reward to them; for their memory is lost.








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