Ecclesiastes 2:13

“Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then I saw that wisedome excelleth folly, as farre as light excelleth darkenesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then I saw that wisdom is better than foolish ways--as the light is better than the dark.
- Basic English Bible

And I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as light excelleth darkness.
- Darby Bible

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
- Webster's Bible

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.
- World English Bible

And I saw that there is an advantage to wisdom above folly, like the advantage of the light above the darkness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 2:13


2:13 I saw - I allowed thus much. Although wisdom is not sufficient to make men happy, yet it is of a far greater use than vain pleasures, or any other follies.


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