There is no recollection of the former things,a
and also there will be no recollection of those things that are still to come
by those who will come after them. Bible other translations
Or, former people...those people

“former things…those things.” The Hebrew text can refer to either people or things. The English versions are split, with some referring to “things” (cp. DBY; ESV; NASB; NET; RSV), and some referring to “people” (cp. BBE; CJB; HCSB; NAB; NIV; NRSV). The REV went with “things” because it is more inclusive, including people.

Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 1:11