Ecclesiastes 10 :14

Ecclesiastes 10 :14 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

American King James Version (AKJV)

A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

American Standard Version (ASV)

A fool also multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and that which shall be after him, who can tell him?

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The foolish are full of words; man has no knowledge of what will be; and who is able to say what will be after him?

Webster's Revision

A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

World English Bible

A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn't know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him?

English Revised Version (ERV)

A fool also multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and that which shall be after him, who can tell him?

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 10 :14

Tell - To number; count.

Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10 :14

A man cannot tell what shall be - A foolish babbling man will talk on every subject, though he can say as little on the past, as he can on the future.

Barnes' Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10 :14

Full of words - Confident talking of the future is indicated rather than mere loquacity. Compare James 4:13.

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10 :14

10:14 Full of words - Forward to promise and boast what he will do, whereas none can be sure of future events, even during his own life, much more after his death.
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