New International Version
7 Everyone’s toil is for their mouth,
yet their appetite is never satisfied.(A)
8 What advantage have the wise over fools?(B)
What do the poor gain
by knowing how to conduct themselves before others?
9 Better what the eye sees
than the roving of the appetite.
This too is meaningless,
a chasing after the wind.(C)
10 Whatever exists has already been named,(D)
and what humanity is has been known;
no one can contend
with someone who is stronger.
11 The more the words,
the less the meaning,
and how does that profit anyone?