1 tn The particle כִּי (ki) is understood here as asseverative (emphatic).
3 tn The imperfect verbal forms here and in the next line draw attention to what is characteristically true. The vav (ו) consecutive with perfect in the third line carries the same force.
4 tn Heb “together a fool and a brutish [man] perish.” The adjective בַּעַר (ba’ar, “brutish”) refers to spiritual insensitivity, not mere lack of intelligence or reasoning ability (see Pss 73:22; 92:6; Prov 12:1; 30:2, as well as the use of the related verb in Ps 94:8).
5 sn Death shows no respect for anyone. No matter how wise or foolish an individual happens to be, all pass away.
6 tn Or “brutish, stupid.”
7 tn Heb “and I was not knowing.”
8 tn Heb “an animal I was with you.”