Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ecclesiastes 8:7 in English Standard Version "For he does not know what is to be, for who can tell him how it will be?" Pr 24:22 for disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both? Ec 3:22 So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot. Who can bring him to see what will be after him? Ec 6:12 For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will be after him under the sun? Ec 9:12 For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them. Ec 10:14 A fool multiplies words, though no man knows what is to be, and who can tell him what will be after him?