|New International Version (© 2011)|
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
King James Bible
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
American Standard Version
And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Young's Literal Translation
And if the one strengthen himself, the two stand against him; and the threefold cord is not hastily broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 Additional TranslationsTreasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Samuel 23:9,16,18,19,23 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David...
Daniel 3:16,17 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer you in this matter...
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 Parallel CommentariesAlone Apart Attacked Broken Cord Cords Defend Hastily Overpower Overpowered Prevail Prevaileth Prevails Quickly Resist Safe Stand Strands Strengthen Themselves Three Together Torn Twisted WithstandAlone Apart Attacked Broken Cord Cords Defend Hastily Overpower Overpowered Prevail Prevaileth Prevails Quickly Resist Safe Stand Strands Strengthen Themselves Three Together Torn Twisted WithstandTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Ecclesiastes 4:11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning.