Ecclesiastes 6:8

“For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For what hath the wise more then the foole? what hath the poore, that knoweth to walke before the liuing?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What {advantage} does the poor man have, knowing {how} to walk before the living?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For what advantage hath the wise more than the fool? `or' what hath the poor man, that knoweth how to walk before the living?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What have the wise more than the foolish? and what has the poor man by walking wisely before the living?
- Basic English Bible

For what advantage hath the wise above the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
- Darby Bible

For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
- Webster's Bible

For what advantage has the wise more than the fool? What has the poor man, that knows how to walk before the living?
- World English Bible

For what advantage [is] to the wise above the fool? What to the poor who knoweth to walk before the living?
- Youngs Literal Bible

For what advantage hath the wise more than the fool? or the poor man that hath understanding, in walking before the living?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 6:8


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.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 6:8

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