Ecclesiastes 4:10

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if they fall, the one will lift vp his fellow; but woe to him that is alone, when he falleth: for he hath not another to helpe him vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if one has a fall, the other will give him a hand; but unhappy is the man who is by himself, because he has no helper.
- Basic English Bible

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!
- Darby 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 to rise.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

For if they fall, the one raiseth up his companion, but wo to the one who falleth and there is not a second to raise him up!
- Youngs Literal Bible

For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 4:10


4:10 They - One of them. Fall - Into any mistake, or sin, or danger.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 4

  • Jim
    A woman was made of man. Read the virtues of a good woman in Proverbs. A woman is not property. Paul writes that neither does a man have dominion over a woman nor a woman over the man but they are one flesh. While the man is the head of the woman, God is the head of them both.
  • Geraldine cole
    Gen.18.22.23.God made women for the man if u are not going by God plan u will have answere to God one day that the truth from the bible . .
  • Donna
    I found this to be a weight off my shoulders. He talks of how important it is to be with someone he sees our human need to have a companion in our life 's. He does not state to have such a relationship it needs to be the opposite sex or man and wife. To be alone is to be empty and without cause. For strength is truly stronger when you have someone to share with. We are not to judge for only god truly knows ones heart and there is no hiding it from him.
  • Timothy for verse 12
    This is all about being there for one another and having each other 's back. It compliments God 's commandment that we are to do nothing to cause a brother to stumble. Just as we are not to cause a brother to stumble, we are also instructed to be there to help lift our brother up when he falls, and to defend him in times of adversity. For Christians, the theme here is all about fellowship and being there to support your fellow Christians in the body of Christ.
  • Christopher
    God gives us all things in life and takes all things back, it 's not our place to know all but to try,and to be happy trying.It may not always be good times all the time but in the end of it all, life itself was and is worth it.
  • TRULY TOUCHING. it talks how the body of Christ need to carry each other. I like your interpretation.

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