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

“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