Ecclesiastes 4:13

Advancement Is Meaningless

13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning.

Read Ecclesiastes 4:13 Using Other Translations

Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
Better was a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how to take advice.
It is better to be a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king who refuses all advice.
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