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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ecclesiastes 2:16


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    King James Bible - Ecclesiastes 2:16

    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.

    World English Bible

    For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no
    memory for ever, since in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. Indeed, the wise man must die just like the fool!

    Douay-Rheims - Ecclesiastes 2:16

    For there shall be no remembrance of the wise no more than of the fool for ever, and the times to come shall
    cover all things together with oblivion: the learned dieth in like manner as the unlearned.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    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.

    Original Hebrew

    כי
    3588 אין 369 זכרון 2146 לחכם 2450 עם 5973 הכסיל 3684 לעולם 5769 בשׁכבר 3528 הימים 3117 הבאים 935 הכל 3605 נשׁכח 7911 ואיך 349 ימות 4191 החכם 2450 עם 5973 הכסיל׃ 3684

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (16) -
    Ec 1:11 Ex 1:6,8 Ps 88:12; 103:16 Mal 3:16

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:16

    Porque ni del sabio ni del loco habrá memoria para siempre; pues en los días venideros ya todo será olvidado, y también morirá el sabio como el loco.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ecclesiastes 2:16

    Verse 16. There is no remembrance - The
    wise and the fool are equally subject to death; and, in most instances, they are equally forgotten. Time sweeps away all remembrances, except the very few out of millions which are preserved for a while in the page of history.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 16. For [there is] no remembrance of the
    wise more than of the fool for ever , etc.] The Targum interprets it, in the world to come; but even in this world the remembrance of a wise man, any more than of a fool, does not always last; a wise man may not only be caressed in life, but may be remembered after death for a while; the fame of him may continue for a little time, and his works and writings may be applauded; but by and by rises up another genius brighter than he, or at least is so thought, and outshines him; and then his fame is obscured, his writings are neglected and despised, and he and his works buried in oblivion; and this is the common course of things. This shows that Solomon is speaking of natural wisdom, and of man’s being wise with respect to that; and his remembrance on that account; otherwise such who are truly good and wise, their memory is blessed; they are had in everlasting remembrance, and shall never be forgotten in this world, nor in that to come, when the memory of the wicked shall rot; whose names are only written in the dust ( Jeremiah 17:13 John 8:6), and not in the Lamb’s book of life; seeing that which now [is], in the days to come shall all be forgotten : what now is in the esteem of men, and highly applauded by them; what is in the mouths of men, and in their minds and memories, before long, future time, after the death of a man, as the Targum, or in some time after, will be thought of no more, and be as if it never had been, or as if there never had been such men in the world. Many wise men have been in the world, whose names are now unknown, and some their names only are known, and their works are lost; and others whose works remain, yet in no esteem: this is to be understood in general, and for the most part; otherwise there may be some few exceptions to this general observation. And how dieth the wise [man]? as the fool ; they are both liable to death; it is appointed for men, rinse or unwise, learned or unlearned, to die, and both do die; wisdom cannot secure a man from dying; and then wise and fools are reduced to the same condition and circumstances; all a man’s learning, knowledge, and wisdom, cease when he dies, and he is just as another man is; in that day all his learned thoughts perish, and he is upon a level with the fool. Solomon, the wisest of men, died as others; a full proof of his own observation, and which his father made before him, ( Psalm 49:10). But this is not true of one that is spiritually wise, or wise unto salvation; the death of a righteous man is different from the death of a wicked man; both die, yet not alike, not in like manner; the good man dies in Christ, he dies in faith, has hope in his death, and rises again to eternal life. The Targum is, “and how shall the children of men say, that the end of the righteous is as the end of the wicked?”

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    The
    vanity and vexation of mirth, sensual pleasure, riches, and pomp (Eccl. 2:1-11) Human wisdom insufficient. (Eccl. 2:12-17) This world to be used according to the will of God. (Eccl. 2:18-26)

    Eccl. 2:1-11 Solomon soon found mirth and pleasure to be vanity. What does noisy, flashy mirth towards making a man happy? The manifol devices of men's hearts, to get satisfaction from the world, and their changing from one thing to another, are like the restlessness of a ma in a fever. Perceiving it was folly to give himself to wine, he nex tried the costly amusements of princes. The poor, when they read such description, are ready to feel discontent. But the remedy against all such feelings is in the estimate of it all by the owner himself. All was vanity and vexation of spirit: and the same things would yield the same result to us, as to Solomon. Having food and raiment, let u therewith be content. His wisdom remained with him; a stron understanding, with great human knowledge. But every earthly pleasure when unconnected with better blessings, leaves the mind as eager an unsatisfied as before. Happiness arises not from the situation in whic we are placed. It is only through Jesus Christ that final blessednes can be attained.

    Eccl. 2:12-17 Solomon found that knowledge and prudence were preferabl to ignorance and folly, though human wisdom and knowledge will not make a man happy. The most learned of men, who dies a stranger to Chris Jesus, will perish equally with the most ignorant; and what good can commendations on earth do to the body in the grave, or the soul i hell? And the spirits of just men made perfect cannot want them. S that if this were all, we might be led to hate our life, as it is all vanity and vexation of spirit.

    Eccl. 2:18-26 Our hearts are very loth to quit their expectations of great things from the creature; but Solomon came to this at length. The world is a vale of tears, even to those that have much of it. See what fools they are, who make themselves drudges to the world, which afford a man nothing better than subsistence for the body. And the utmost he can attain in this respect is to allow himself a sober, cheerful us thereof, according to his rank and condition. But we must enjoy good in our labour; we must use those things to make us diligent and cheerfu in worldly business. And this is the gift of God. Riches are a blessin or a curse to a man, according as he has, or has not, a heart to make good use of them. To those that are accepted of the Lord, he gives jo and satisfaction in the knowledge and love of him. But to the sinner he allots labour, sorrow, vanity, and vexation, in seeking a worldl portion, which yet afterwards comes into better hands. Let the sinne seriously consider his latter end. To seek a lasting portion in the love of Christ and the blessings it bestows, is the only way to tru and satisfying enjoyment even of this present world __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    כי 3588 אין 369 זכרון 2146 לחכם 2450 עם 5973 הכסיל 3684 לעולם 5769 בשׁכבר 3528 הימים 3117 הבאים 935 הכל 3605 נשׁכח 7911 ואיך 349 ימות 4191 החכם 2450 עם 5973 הכסיל׃ 3684


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