Ecclesiastes 2:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Ecclesiastes 2:12, NIV: Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom, and also madness and folly. What more can the king's successor do than what has already been done?
Ecclesiastes 2:12, ESV: So I turned to consider wisdom and madness and folly. For what can the man do who comes after the king? Only what has already been done.
Ecclesiastes 2:12, KJV: And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.
Ecclesiastes 2:12, NASB: So I turned to consider wisdom, insanity, and foolishness; for what will the man do who will come after the king, except what has already been done?
Ecclesiastes 2:12, NLT: So I decided to compare wisdom with foolishness and madness (for who can do this better than I, the king?).
Ecclesiastes 2:12, CSB: Then I turned to consider wisdom, madness, and folly, for what will the king's successor be like? He will do what has already been done.