13 Better was 1a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how 2to take advice.
14 For he went 3from prison to the throne, though in his own kingdom he had been born poor.
15 I saw all the living who move about under the sun, along with thata youth who was to stand in the king'sb place.
16 There was no end of all the people, all of whom he led. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is 4vanity and a striving after wind.