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Ecclesiastes 9:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and there was found in it a poor wise man, who by his wisdom delivered the city; but no man remembered that poor man.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— but there was found therein, a man, poor [but] wise, and, he, delivered the city by his wisdom,—yet, no one, remembered that poor man.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and there hath been found in it a poor wise man, and he hath delivered the city by his wisdom, and men have not remembered that poor man!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now there was found in it a man poor and wise, and he delivered the city by his wisdom, and no man afterward remembered that poor man.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now there was found in it a poore wise man, and hee by his wisedome deliuered the citie; yet no man remembred that same poore man.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and should find in it a poor wise man, and he should save the city through his wisdom: yet no man would remember that poor man.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now there was found 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in it a poor 4542
{4542} Prime
מִסְכֵּן
micken
{mis-kane'}
From H5531; indigent.
wise 2450
{2450} Prime
חָכָם
chakam
{khaw-kawm'}
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
man, 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
and he x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
by his wisdom 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
delivered 4422
{4422} Prime
מָלַט
malat
{maw-lat'}
A primitive root; properly to be smooth, that is, (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively to release or rescue; specifically to bring forth young, emit sparks.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the city; 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
yet no x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
remembered 2142
{2142} Prime
זָכַר
zakar
{zaw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember; by implication to mention; also (as denominative from H2145) to be male.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
that same x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
poor 4542
{4542} Prime
מִסְכֵּן
micken
{mis-kane'}
From H5531; indigent.
man. 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 9:14-15.


Ecclesiastes 9:15

_ _ poor — as to the temporal advantages of true wisdom, though it often saves others. It receives little reward from the world, which admires none save the rich and great.

_ _ no man remembered — (Genesis 40:23).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 9:13-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ecclesiastes 9:15

Yet — He was soon neglected and his great service forgotten.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Genesis 40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
Esther 6:2-3 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus. ... And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.
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Gn 40:23. Es 6:2.

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