Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king, who will no longer take advice,
even though he had gone from prison to the throne or in his own kingdom had been born poor.
I saw all the living who move about under the sun, as well as that youth, who was to stand in his place;
there was no end of all the people; he was over all of them. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after wind.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)