Read Ecclesiastes 2:12 Using Other Translations
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.
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.
So I decided to compare wisdom with foolishness and madness (for who can do this better than I, the king? ).