Ecclesiastes 4:12

“And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 4:12

And if one preuaile against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold coard is not quickly broken.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three {strands} is not quickly torn apart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And two attacked by one would be safe, and three cords twisted together are not quickly broken.
- Basic English Bible

And if a [man] overpower the one, the two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
- Darby Bible

And if one prevaileth against him, two shall withstand him; and a three-fold cord is not quickly broken.
- Webster's Bible

If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
- World English Bible

And if the one strengthen himself, the two stand against him; and the threefold cord is not hastily broken.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 4:12

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 4:12


4:12 Prevail - Against either of them.


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