New American Standard Bible
But better off than both of them is the one who has never existed, who has never seen the evil activity 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.
Darby Bible Translation
and more fortunate than both is he who hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
World English Bible
Yes, better than them both is him who has not yet been, who has 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 Parallel
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
Scriptures Showing the Sin and Danger of Joining with Wicked and Ungodly Men.
"For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'
"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?
So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.
If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, "Better the miscarriage than he,
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