Ecclesiastes 6:8
Text Analysis
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
4100 [e]מַה־
what [has]Interrog
3148 [e]יּוֹתֵ֥ר
2450 [e]לֶחָכָ֖ם
the wise [man]Prep-l, Art | Adj-ms
4480 [e]מִֽן־
3684 [e]הַכְּסִ֑יל
the foolArt | N-ms
4100 [e]מַה־
what [does have]Interrog
6041 [e]לֶּעָנִ֣י
the poor manPrep-l, Art | Adj-ms
3045 [e]יוֹדֵ֔עַ
who knows [how]V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
1980 [e]לַהֲלֹ֖ךְ
to walkPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
5048 [e]נֶ֥גֶד
2416 [e]הַחַיִּֽים׃
the livingArt | Adj-mp

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 6:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּ֛י מַה־יֹּותֵ֥ר לֶחָכָ֖ם מִֽן־הַכְּסִ֑יל מַה־לֶּעָנִ֣י יֹודֵ֔עַ לַהֲלֹ֖ךְ נֶ֥גֶד הַחַיִּֽים׃

קהלת 6:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כי מה־יותר לחכם מן־הכסיל מה־לעני יודע להלך נגד החיים׃

קהלת 6:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כי מה־יותר לחכם מן־הכסיל מה־לעני יודע להלך נגד החיים׃

קהלת 6:8 Hebrew Bible
כי מה יותר לחכם מן הכסיל מה לעני יודע להלך נגד החיים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living?

King James Bible
For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What advantage then does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage is there for the poor person who knows how to conduct himself before others?
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