3 But zbetter than both is he who has not yet been and has not seen the evil deeds that are done under the sun. This is vanity;1 it is a grievous evil. And yet I perceived that the usame event happens to all of them. 10 And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. 19 oFor what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. 1 The words of the Preacher, a the son of David, king in Jerusalem.. 2 Vanity b of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! 20 All go to one place. 2 c Vanity 2 of vanities, says a the Preacher, c vanity of vanities! 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a … 2 1 Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. 9 But this is gain for a land in every way: a king committed to cultivated fields.6. Ecclesiastes 4:9–12 ESV - Two are better than… | Biblia 19 And gwe have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention has to a lamp shining in a dark place, until ithe day jdawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, Ecclesiastes 4 - ESV > Read this Bible chapter online, click here to read. I had also great possessions of fherds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but g the earth remains forever. Who can bring him to see twhat will be after him? For who can tell man what will be gafter him under the sun? 14 tThe wise person has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. Surely this also is mvanity and a striving after wind. 1:14 vanity # 4:4 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath”; also verses 7, 8, 16 (see note on 1:2) and a striving after wind. that is done under the sun. This also is a vanity 1 and a striving after wind. 11 He has amade everything beautiful in its time. 7 (L)Again, I saw vanity under the sun: 8 one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his (M)eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, (N)“For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?” This also is vanity and an unhappy (O)business. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, (P)but how can one keep warm alone? 4 And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will j lay it to heart. To draw near to listen is better than to poffer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Bible Verses. Read more Share Copy 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. This also is vanity[ a] and a striving after wind. 6 nThere is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: This also is vanity and a striving after wind. 22 So I saw that there is rnothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for sthat is his lot. 8 I also gathered for myself silver and ggold and the treasure of hkings and iprovinces. 6 dBetter is a handful of equietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. All are from pthe dust, and to dust all return. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had. 13 Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness. 10 I have seen ythe business that zGod has given to the children of man to be busy with. 5 nGuard your steps when you go to othe house of God. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity.2 13 cThere is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? The fifth verse stands in a relation of contrast to this which follows: "Better is one hand full of quietness, than both fists full of labour and windy effort." is the one who has never been born, who has not seen the evil. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} 7 I bought male and female slaves, and had eslaves who were born in my house. 2 And I (E)thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive. 17 I said in my heart, lGod will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is ma time for every matter and for every work. Cancel. 12 For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his evain4 life, which he passes like fa shadow? 6 Let not your mouth lead you2 into sin, and do not say before wthe messenger3 that it was xa mistake. All Is Vanity - The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 4 Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor. 5 The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh. Therefore qlet your words be few. 5 The fool b folds his hands and c eats his own flesh. 15 Then I said in my heart, v“What happens to the fool will happen to me also. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 English Standard Version (ESV) 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. Bible Language English. ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition, Cloth over Board, Tan, ESV Study Bible--genuine cowhide leather, deep brown, The Jesus Bible, ESV Edition--soft leather-look, multi-color/teal, Proverbs, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal. 15 dAs he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand. This also is a vanity and a striving after wind. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . 19 and who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands? 5 I made myself dgardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 16 There was no end of all the people, all of whom he led. On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. This also is a vanity 1 and a striving after wind. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! 16 There was no end of all the people, all of whom he led. English Standard Version (ESV). I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart mfound pleasure in all my toil, and this was my nreward for all my toil. d All is vanity. 11 The more words, the more vanity, and what is the advantage to man? 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, k for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. 6 (J)Better is a handful of (K)quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. 3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? 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