Ecclesiastes 4:11
New International Version
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

New Living Translation
Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone?

English Standard Version
Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?

Berean Study Bible
Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone?

New American Standard Bible
Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?

King James Bible
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

Christian Standard Bible
Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm; but how can one person alone keep warm?

Contemporary English Version
If you sleep alone, you won't have anyone to keep you warm on a cold night.

Good News Translation
If it is cold, two can sleep together and stay warm, but how can you keep warm by yourself?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm; but how can one person alone keep warm?

International Standard Version
Again, if two lie close together, they will keep warm, but how can only one stay warm?

NET Bible
Furthermore, if two lie down together, they can keep each other warm, but how can one person keep warm by himself?

New Heart English Bible
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one keep warm alone?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Again, if two people lie down together, they can keep warm, but how can one person keep warm?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone?

New American Standard 1977
Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Again, if two sleep together, then they have heat, but how can one be warm alone?

King James 2000 Bible
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

American King James Version
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

American Standard Version
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone ?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Also if two should lie together, they also get heat: but how shall one be warmed alone?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if two lie together, they shall warm one another: how shall one alone be warmed?

Darby Bible Translation
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one alone be warm?

English Revised Version
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth: but how can one be warm alone?

Webster's Bible Translation
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

World English Bible
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one keep warm alone?

Young's Literal Translation
Also, if two lie down, then they have heat, but how hath one heat?
Study Bible
The Evil of Oppression
10For if one falls down, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to help him up! 11Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? 12And though one may be overpowered, two can resist. Moreover, a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.…
Cross References
1 Kings 1:1
Now King David was old and advanced in years, and though they covered him with blankets, he could not get warm.

Ecclesiastes 4:10
For if one falls down, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to help him up!

Ecclesiastes 4:12
And though one may be overpowered, two can resist. Moreover, a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Treasury of Scripture

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

1 Kings 1:1,2
Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat…







Lexicon
Again,
גַּ֛ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

two
שְׁנַ֖יִם (šə·na·yim)
Number - md
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

lie down together,
יִשְׁכְּב֥וּ (yiš·kə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

they will keep warm;
וְחַ֣ם (wə·ḥam)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2552: To be or become warm

but how
אֵ֥יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 349: How?, how!, where

can one
וּלְאֶחָ֖ד (ū·lə·’e·ḥāḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

keep warm {alone}?
יֵחָֽם׃ (yê·ḥām)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3179: To be hot, to conceive
(11) They have heat.--The nights in Palestine were often very cold, and it would seem (Exodus 22:26) that it was common to sleep without any cover but the ordinary day garment; though see Isaiah 28:20.

Verse 11. - The first example of the advantage of companionship spoke of the aid and support that are thus given; the present verse tells of the comfort thus brought. If two lie together, then they have heat. The winter nights in Palestine are comparatively cold, and when, as in the case of the poorer inhabitants, the outer garment worn by day was used as the only blanket during sleep (Exodus 22:26, 27), it was a comfort to have the additional warmth of a friend lying under the same coverlet. Solomon could have had no such experience. 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.
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