Ecclesiastes 7:3
2896 [e]   3
ṭō·wḇ   3
ט֥וֹב   3
[is] better   3
Adj‑ms   3
3708 [e]
ka·‘as
כַּ֖עַס
Sorrow
N‑ms
  
 

 
 
 7814 [e]
miś·śə·ḥōq;
מִשְּׂחֹ֑ק
than laughter
Prep‑m | N‑ms
3588 [e]
kî-
כִּֽי־
for
Conj
7455 [e]
ḇə·rō·a‘
בְרֹ֥עַ
by sad
Prep‑b | N‑msc
6440 [e]
pā·nîm
פָּנִ֖ים
a countenance
N‑mp
3190 [e]
yî·ṭaḇ
יִ֥יטַב
is made better
V‑Qal‑Imperf‑3ms
  
 
.
 
 
 3820 [e]
lêḇ.
לֵֽב׃
the heart
N‑ms








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Grief is better than laughter, for when a face is sad, a heart may be glad.

New American Standard Bible
Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.

King James Bible
Sorrow [is] better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Parallel Verses
International Standard Version
Sorrow is better than laughter, because the heart is made better through trouble.

American Standard Version
Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made glad.

Young's Literal Translation
Better is sorrow than laughter, For by the sadness of the face the heart becometh better.
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