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Ecclesiastes 2:16

16 For of the wise as of the fool there is wno enduring remembrance, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. xHow the wise dies just like the fool!

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Ecclesiastes 2:16 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;

the days have already come when both have been forgotten.

Like the fool, the wise too must die!

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 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.

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 For there is no more remembrance of the wise than of the fool forever,

Since all that now is will be forgotten in the days to come.

And how does a wise man die?

As the fool!

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 The wise person and the fool

will both die,

and no one will remember either one for long.

In the future, both will be forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance for ever; seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. And how doth the wise man die even as the fool!

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 For there shall be no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; because everything is already forgotten in the days which come. And how dieth the wise even as the fool?

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 Neither the wise person nor the fool will be remembered for long, since both will be forgotten in the days to come. Both the wise person and the fool will die.

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 For, just like the fool, there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man, since in the days to come both will be forgotten. How is it that the wise man dies just like the fool?

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 For there is no enduring remembrance of the wise or of fools, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. How can the wise die just like fools?

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 Certainly no one will remember the wise man or the fool in future generations. When future days come, both will have been forgotten already. How is it that the wise man dies the same as the fool?

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 Like a foolish person, a wise man won’t be remembered very long.

In days to come, both of them will be forgotten.

Like a person who is foolish,

a wise man must die too!

Ecclesiastes 2:16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!


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