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Ecclesiastes 2:12 - 2:16

Wisdom Excels Folly

12 So I turned to see wisdom, madness, and simpleminded folly. What will the man do who will come after the king except what has already been done?
13 And I saw that there is an advantage in wisdom over simpleminded folly as light has an advantage over darkness. 14 The wise man’s eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I know that the fate of one becomes the fate of all of them. 15 Then I said in my heart, “As is the fate of the fool, so will my fate be also. Why then have I been extremely wise?” So I said in my heart, “This too is vanity.” 16 For there is no remembrance of the wise man along with the fool forever, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man dies with the fool!