Ecclesiastes 4:3
Text Analysis
2896 [e]וְטוֹב֙
And yet better [is he]Conj-w | Adj-ms
8147 [e]מִשְּׁנֵיהֶ֔ם
than the two of themPrep-m | Number-mdc | 3mp
853 [e]אֵ֥ת
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
5728 [e]עֲדֶ֖ן
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
1961 [e]הָיָ֑ה
has existedV-Qal-Perf-3ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֤ר
3808 [e]לֹֽא־
7200 [e]רָאָה֙
has seenV-Qal-Perf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
4639 [e]הַמַּעֲשֶׂ֣ה
the workArt | N-ms
7451 [e]הָרָ֔ע
evilArt | Adj-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
6213 [e]נַעֲשָׂ֖ה
is doneV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
8478 [e]תַּ֥חַת
8121 [e]הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ׃
the sunArt | N-cs

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 4:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְטֹוב֙ מִשְּׁנֵיהֶ֔ם אֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר־עֲדֶ֖ן לֹ֣א הָיָ֑ה אֲשֶׁ֤ר לֹֽא־רָאָה֙ אֶת־הַמַּעֲשֶׂ֣ה הָרָ֔ע אֲשֶׁ֥ר נַעֲשָׂ֖ה תַּ֥חַת הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ׃

קהלת 4:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וטוב משניהם את אשר־עדן לא היה אשר לא־ראה את־המעשה הרע אשר נעשה תחת השמש׃

קהלת 4:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וטוב משניהם את אשר־עדן לא היה אשר לא־ראה את־המעשה הרע אשר נעשה תחת השמש׃

קהלת 4:3 Hebrew Bible
וטוב משניהם את אשר עדן לא היה אשר לא ראה את המעשה הרע אשר נעשה תחת השמש׃

Parallel Verses
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But better than either of them is the one who has not yet existed, who has not seen the evil activity that is done under the sun.
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