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Ecclesiastes 2:14-16 Expanded Bible (EXB)

14 Wise people ·see where they are going [L have eyes in their head],
    but fools walk around in the dark.
Yet I know that
    both wise and foolish ·people end the same way [L have the same fate; C death].

15 I ·thought to myself [L said in my heart],
“·What happens to a fool will happen to me [L The fate of the fool is my fate], too,
    so ·what is the reward for being [L why have I become so] wise?”
I said to myself,
    “·Being wise [L This] is also useless [1:2].”
16 No one will remember the wise or the fool for long.
    ·In the future, [L The days will come only too soon when] both will be forgotten.
    How will the wise person die?
    Like the fool?

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