and the fool multiplies words. No-one knows what is coming— who can tell him what will happen after him?
Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
Foolish people claim to know all about the future and tell everyone the details! But who can really know what is going to happen?
Fools talk way too much, Chattering stuff they know nothing about.
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?
yet fools talk on and on. No one knows what is to happen, and who can tell anyone what the future holds?
A fool also multiplies words. No man knows what is to be; Who can tell him what will be after him?
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1 tn Heb “and the fool multiplies words.” This line is best taken as the third line of a tricola encompassing 10:13-14a (NASB, NRSV, NJPS, Moffatt) rather than the first line of a tricola encompassing 10:14 (KJV, NEB, RSV, NAB, ASV, NIV). Several versions capture the sense of this line well: “a fool prates on and on” (Moffatt) and “Yet the fool talks and talks!” (NJPS).
2 tn Heb “after him”; or “after he [dies].”