6 Better is a handful of quietness than … 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. 4 I see that all effort and all achievement spring from mutual jealousy. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. Read verse in New King James Version English Standard Version (ESV). NIV 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. hand Sign up for the Verse of the Day. 12 The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance. NKJV: New King James Version . Ecclesiastes 4 New Living Translation (NLT). ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 14 The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom. 2 So I concluded that the dead are better off than the living. 14 The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom. 2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 4 Again, I observed all the oppression that takes place under the sun. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 12:5; Eccl. biblegateway Ecc 4:12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back–to–back and conquer. Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. Read verse in King James Version for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun? Ecclesiastes 12:4 when the doors to the street are shut and the sound of the mill fades away, when one rises at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song grow faint, Chapter Outline 12 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the [ a]difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them”: 2 While the sun and the light, The moon and the stars, Are not darkened, And the clouds do not return after the … The Conclusion of the Matter. Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness - Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. The doors shall be shut in the streets. a 2 And those now dead, I declared more fortunate in death than are the living to be still alive. 4 Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. 13 Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. and has no one to help them up. 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. 4 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. 6 Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. 9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 6 One hand full of rest and patience is better than two fists full of labor and chasing after the wind. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. 11 Again, if two lie together, … And behold, I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and power was on the side of their oppressors, but they had no one to comfort them. Ecclesiastes 4 - Then I returned and considered all the oppression that is done under the sun: And look! 5 The fool folds his arms and eats his own flesh away.. 6 Better one hand full of repose than two hands full of achievements to chase after the wind.. 7 And something else futile I observe under the sun:. Ecclesiastes 4:12. 12. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands? Ecclesiastes 6:11-12 Chapter Parallel Compare 11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better? 5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. God bade Gideon to go down to the camp of the Midianites, and if he feared to go, then to take with him his servant Phurah. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. Ecclesiastes 4:12 New King James Version 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. 4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? But how can one be warm alone? 3:16; 5:8; Is. Ecclesiastes 4:12. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Look, the tears of the oppressed—with no one to comfort them! The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. For what can the man do who comes after the king? 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. 4 Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. 3:16; 5:8; Is. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. New International Version. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. Ecclesiastes 4:12 NKJV. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. Ecclesiastes 4:12 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 English Standard Version (ESV). Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. This also is (A)vanity[a] and a striving after wind. So I congratulated the dead who are already dead instead of the living who are still alive. A … On the side of their oppressors there was power—with no one to comfort them. The Vanity of Self-Indulgence. Ecclesiastes 4:9 ... 4:9-12 Surely he has more satisfaction in life, who labours hard to maintain those he loves, ... Ecclesiastes 4:10 Ecclesiastes 4:10 Iraq Insurgents Snatch 4 Egyptians Advancement Is Meaningless. 5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 3 But most fortunate of all are those who are not yet born. Ecclesiastes 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Evils of Oppression. 13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. 1-3 Next I turned my attention to all the outrageous violence that takes place on this planet—the tears of the victims, no one to comfort them; the iron grip of oppressors, no one to rescue the victims from them. 9 Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him [that is] alone when he falleth; for [he hath] not another to help him up. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Ecclesiastes 4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.. Ver. Ecclesiastes 4:12 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 12:4. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. I saw the tears of the oppressed, with no one to comfort them. 13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners, 14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when they have children. Ecclesiastes 4:4-12 English Standard Version (ESV) 4 Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. # side: Heb. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. 12:5; Eccl. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, # See 1 Kgs. 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