But there was found in it a poor wise man, and by his wisdom he delivered the city; yet no one remembered that poor man. Bible see other translations

“poor wise man.” In contrast with the “great king.” “Poor” is not only in money, but could be “poor” in other ways; not respected, pitied (cp. Ecc. 4:13, the “poor” young man).

“remembered.” This is the idiomatic sense of “remember,” meaning to honor, favor, help. The poor man was still alive, as we see from Ecclesiastes 9:16.

Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 9:15