Ecclesiastes 4:6

“Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is an handfull with quietnesse, then both the hands full with trauell and vexation of spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and striving after wind.
- American Standard Version (1901)

One hand full of rest is better than two hands full of trouble and desire for wind.
- Basic English Bible

Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full with labour and pursuit of the wind.
- Darby Bible

Better is a handful with quietness, than both the hands full with toil and vexation of spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and chasing after wind.
- World English Bible

`Better [is] a handful [with] quietness, than two handfuls [with] labour and vexation of spirit.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Better is a handful of quietness, than both the hands full of labour and striving after wind.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 4:6

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 4:6


4:6 Better - These are the words of the sluggard, making this apology for his idleness, That his little with ease, is better than great riches got with much trouble.


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