Ecclesiastes 2:16-17

The Vanity of Living Wisely

16 For of the wise as of the fool there is w no enduring remembrance, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. x How the wise dies just like the fool! 17 So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for o all is vanity and a striving after wind.

  1. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 1:11
    There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.
    Ecclesiastes 9:5
    For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
  2. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 2:14
    The wise person has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I perceived that the same event happens to all of them.
  3. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 2:11
    Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun.
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