King James Bible

Ecclesiastes 3

Ecclesiastes or, The Preacher

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Chapter 4

1

 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. 

2

 Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. 

3

 Yea, better [is he] than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. 

4

 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This [is] also vanity and vexation of spirit. 

5

 The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh. 

6

 Better [is] an handful [with] quietness, than both the hands full [with] travail and vexation of spirit. 

7

 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun. 

8

 There is one [alone], and [there is] not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet [is there] no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither [saith he], For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This [is] also vanity, yea, it [is] a sore travail. 

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. 

11

 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm [alone]? 

12

 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. 

13

 Better [is] a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished. 

14

 For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also [he that is] born in his kingdom becometh poor. 

15

 I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead. 

16

 [There is] no end of all the people, [even] of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also [is] vanity and vexation of spirit. 

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