Ecclesiastes 2:14

“The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise mans eyes are in his head, but the foole walketh in darknes: and I my selfe perceiued also that one euent happeneth to them all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness: and yet I perceived that one event happeneth to them all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the foolish man goes walking in the dark; but still I saw that the same event comes to them all.
- Basic English Bible

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness; but I myself also perceived that one event happeneth to them all.
- Darby Bible

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
- Webster's Bible

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walks in darkness--and yet I perceived that one event happens to them all.
- World English Bible

The wise! -- his eyes [are] in his head, and the fool in darkness is walking, and I also knew that one event happeneth with them all;
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wise man, his eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness. And I also perceived that one event happeneth to them all.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:14

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 2:14


2:14 Head - In their proper place. He hath the use of his eyes and reason, and foresees, and so avoids many dangers and mischiefs. Yet - Notwithstanding this excellency of wisdom above folly, at last they both come to one end. Both are subject to the same calamities, and to death itself, which takes away all difference between them.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 2:14

  • Prince Tuck on Ecclesiastes 2:14
    Re: Eccl 2:14

    Another divine reminder that the Heretofore is preparation for the Hereafter (Death is only the beginning)... Wisdom is Divine Guidance, rewarded in both the Heretofore and the Hereafter! So capitalise! Because Death doesn't discriminate. All that's left is Piety.


 

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