|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
But most fortunate of all are those who are not yet born. For they have not seen all the evil that is done under the sun.
King James Bible
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.
American Standard Version
yea, better than them both did I esteem him that hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
Young's Literal Translation
And better than both of them is he who hath not yet been, in that he hath not seen the evil work that hath been done under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 4:3 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:3 Better is he - Who was never born. Not seen - Not felt: for as seeing good is put for enjoying it, so seeing evil is put for suffering it.
Ecclesiastes 4:3 Parallel CommentariesActivity Better Dead Deeds Esteem Evil Existed Happier Seemed Sun WorkActivity Better Dead Deeds Esteem Evil Existed Happier Seemed Sun WorkThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Luke 23:29 For the days are coming when they will say, 'Fortunate indeed are the women who are childless, the wombs that have not borne a child and the breasts that have never nursed.'
Job 3:11 "Why wasn't I born dead? Why didn't I die as I came from the womb?
Ecclesiastes 2:17 So I came to hate life because everything done here under the sun is so troubling. Everything is meaningless--like chasing the wind.
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