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Ecclesiastes 2:13

    Ecclesiastes 2:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I saw that wisdom is better than foolish ways--as the light is better than the dark.

    Webster's Revision

    Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

    World English Bible

    Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:13

    Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly - Though in none of these pursuits I found the supreme good, the happiness my soul longed after; yet I could easily perceive that wisdom excelled the others, as far as light excels darkness. And he immediately subjoins the reasons.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 2:13

    2:13 I saw - I allowed thus much. Although wisdom is not sufficient to make men happy, yet it is of a far greater use than vain pleasures, or any other follies.