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Ecclesiastes 4 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:1 - And I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors was power, and they had no comforter.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:2 - Then I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive;

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:3 - and more fortunate than both is he who hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:4 - And I saw all labour, and all success of work, that it is man's jealousy of his neighbour. This also is vanity and pursuit of the wind.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:5 - The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:6 - Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full with labour and pursuit of the wind.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:7 - And I returned and saw vanity under the sun.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:8 - There is one alone and without a second; also he hath neither son nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, and he saith not, For whom then am I labouring, and depriving my soul of good? This also is vanity and a grievous occupation.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:9 - Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:10 - For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and who hath not another to lift him up!

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:11 - Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one alone be warm?

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:12 - And if a man overpower the one, the two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:13 - Better is a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king, who knoweth no more how to be admonished.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:14 - For out of the prison-house he came forth to reign, although he was born poor in his kingdom.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:15 - I saw all the living that walk under the sun, with the child, the second, that should stand up in his stead.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:16 - There is no end of all the people, of all that stood before them; those however that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after the wind.
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J. N. Darby translated the bible in 1890. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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