Ecclesiastes 4:9
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New International Version
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

New Living Translation
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.

English Standard Version
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.

New American Standard Bible
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

King James Bible
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts.

International Standard Version
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.

NET Bible
Two people are better than one, because they can reap more benefit from their labor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Two people are better than one because [together] they have a good reward for their hard work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

New American Standard 1977
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Two are better than one because they have a better reward for their labour.

King James 2000 Bible
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.

American King James Version
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.

American Standard Version
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better therefore that two should be together, than one: for they have the advantage of their society:

Darby Bible Translation
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

English Revised Version
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

Webster's Bible Translation
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.

World English Bible
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.

Young's Literal Translation
The two are better than the one, in that they have a good reward by their labour.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:9-12 Surely he has more satisfaction in life, who labours hard to maintain those he loves, than the miser has in his toil. In all things union tends to success and safety, but above all, the union of Christians. They assist each other by encouragement, or friendly reproof. They warm each other's hearts while they converse together of the love of Christ, or join in singing his praises. Then let us improve our opportunities of Christian fellowship. In these things all is not vanity, though there will be some alloy as long as we are under the sun. Where two are closely joined in holy love and fellowship, Christ will by his Spirit come to them; then there is a threefold cord.
Study Bible
The Evils of Oppression
8There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task. 9Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 4:8
There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Ecclesiastes 4:10
For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.
Treasury of Scripture

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.

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Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; …

Exodus 4:14-16 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, …

Numbers 11:14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Haggai 1:14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, …

Mark 6:7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth by …

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Acts 15:39,40 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed …

1 Corinthians 12:18-21 But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as …

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Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of …

John 4:36 And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal: …

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked, …

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