Ecclesiastes 7:2
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New International Version
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.

New Living Translation
Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies--so the living should take this to heart.

English Standard Version
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.

New American Standard Bible
It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart.

King James Bible
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, since that is the end of all mankind, and the living should take it to heart.

International Standard Version
It's better to attend a funeral than to attend a banquet, for everyone dies eventually, and the living will take this to heart.

NET Bible
It is better to go to a funeral than a feast. For death is the destiny of every person, and the living should take this to heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is better to go to a funeral than to a banquet because that is where everyone will end up. Everyone who is alive should take this to heart!

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is better to go to the house of mourning, Than to go to the house of feasting; For that is the end of all men, And the living will lay it to his heart.

New American Standard 1977
It is better to go to a house of mourning
            Than to go to a house of feasting,
            Because that is the end of every man,
            And the living takes it to heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

King James 2000 Bible
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

American King James Version
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

American Standard Version
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come.

Darby Bible Translation
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: in that that is the end of all men, and the living taketh it to heart.

English Revised Version
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

World English Bible
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the living should take this to heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Better to go unto a house of mourning, Than to go unto a house of banqueting, For that is the end of all men, And the living layeth it unto his heart.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-6 Reputation for piety and honesty is more desirable than all the wealth and pleasure in this world. It will do more good to go to a funeral than to a feast. We may lawfully go to both, as there is occasion; our Saviour both feasted at the wedding of his friend in Cana, and wept at the grave of his friend in Bethany. But, considering how apt we are to be vain and indulge the flesh, it is best to go to the house of mourning, to learn the end of man as to this world. Seriousness is better than mirth and jollity. That is best for us which is best for our souls, though it be unpleasing to sense. It is better to have our corruptions mortified by the rebuke of the wise, than to have them gratified by the song of fools. The laughter of a fool is soon gone, the end of his mirth is heaviness.
Study Bible
The Value of Wisdom
1A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth. 2It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart. 3Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.…
Cross References
Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 2:14
The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.

Ecclesiastes 2:16
For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!

Ecclesiastes 3:19
For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 3:20
All go to the same place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust.

Ecclesiastes 6:6
"Even if the other man lives a thousand years twice and does not enjoy good things-- do not all go to one place?"

Ecclesiastes 9:2
It is the same for all. There is one fate for the righteous and for the wicked; for the good, for the clean and for the unclean; for the man who offers a sacrifice and for the one who does not sacrifice. As the good man is, so is the sinner; as the swearer is, so is the one who is afraid to swear.

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.

Jeremiah 16:8
"Moreover you shall not go into a house of feasting to sit with them to eat and drink."
Treasury of Scripture

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

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Genesis 48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, …

Genesis 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and listen …

Genesis 50:15-17 And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, …

Job 1:4,5 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day…

Isaiah 5:11,12 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow …

Isaiah 22:12-14 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to …

Amos 6:3-6 You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence …

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced …

1 Peter 4:3,4 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

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Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part …

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would …

Romans 6:21,22 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? …

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory …

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

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Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify …

Isaiah 47:7 And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay …

Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give …

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