Ecclesiastes 4:9
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New Living Translation
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.

King James Bible
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

Darby Bible Translation
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

World English Bible
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.

Young's Literal Translation
The two are better than the one, in that they have a good reward by their labour.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:9 Two - Who live together in any kind of society. Because - Both have great benefit by such conjunction, whereby they support, encourage, and strengthen one another.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 Parallel Commentaries

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

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Ecclesiastes 4:8
This is the case of a man who is all alone, without a child or a brother, yet who works hard to gain as much wealth as he can. But then he asks himself, "Who am I working for? Why am I giving up so much pleasure now?" It is all so meaningless and depressing.

Ecclesiastes 4:10
If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.

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