New Living Translation
If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
King James Bible
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Darby Bible Translation
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and who hath not another to lift him up!
World English Bible
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls, and doesn't have another to lift him up.
Young's Literal Translation
For if they fall, the one raiseth up his companion, but woe to the one who falleth and there is not a second to raise him up!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:10 They - One of them. Fall - Into any mistake, or sin, or danger.
It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. The Jewish scholars of the first century A.D. were struck by the manner in which it contradicted itself: e.g., "I praised the dead more than the living," iv. 2, "A living dog is better than a dead lion," ix. 4; but they were still more …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.
Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone?
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