King James Version
Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full with labour and pursuit of the wind.
World English Bible
Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and chasing after wind.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is a handful with quietness, than two handfuls with labour and vexation of spirit.'
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.Ecclesiastes 4:6 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryAnd for Your Fearlessness against them Hold this Sure Sign -- Whenever There Is...
43. And for your fearlessness against them hold this sure sign--whenever there is any apparition, be not prostrate with fear, but whatsoever it be, first boldly ask, Who art thou? And from whence comest thou? And if it should be a vision of holy ones they will assure you, and change your fear into joy. But if the vision should be from the devil, immediately it becomes feeble, beholding your firm purpose of mind. For merely to ask, Who art thou  ? and whence comest thou? is a proof of coolness. …
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius
The Upbringing of Jewish Children
Letter xxxvi (Circa A. D. 1131) to the Same Hildebert, who had not yet Acknowledged the Lord Innocent as Pope.
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
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