Ecclesiastes 4:6
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
2896 [e]ט֕וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
BetterAdj-ms
4393 [e]מְלֹ֥א
mə-lō
fullN-msc
3709 [e]כַ֖ף
ḵap̄
a handful [with]N-fsc
5183 [e]נָ֑חַת
nā-ḥaṯ;
quietnessN-fs
4393 [e]מִמְּלֹ֥א
mim-mə-lō
Than bothPrep-m | N-msc
2651 [e]חָפְנַ֛יִם
ḥā-p̄ə-na-yim
hands [together with]N-md
5999 [e]עָמָ֖ל
‘ā-māl
toilN-ms
7469 [e]וּרְע֥וּת
ū-rə-‘ūṯ
and grasping forConj-w | N-fsc
7307 [e]רֽוּחַ׃
rū-aḥ.
the windN-cs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 4:6 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
טֹ֕וב מְלֹ֥א כַ֖ף נָ֑חַת מִמְּלֹ֥א חָפְנַ֛יִם עָמָ֖ל וּרְע֥וּת רֽוּחַ׃

קהלת 4:6 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
טוב מלא כף נחת ממלא חפנים עמל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 4:6 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
טוב מלא כף נחת ממלא חפנים עמל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 4:6 Hebrew Bible
טוב מלא כף נחת ממלא חפנים עמל ורעות רוח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.

King James Bible
Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better one handful with rest than two handfuls with effort and a pursuit of the wind.
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