Ecclesiastes 4:9

“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Two are better then one; because they haue a good reward for their labour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their work.
- Basic English Bible

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
- Darby Bible

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.
- Webster's Bible

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
- World English Bible

The two [are] better than the one, in that they have a good reward by their labour.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 4:9


4:9 Two - Who live together in any kind of society. Because - Both have great benefit by such conjunction, whereby they support, encourage, and strengthen one another.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 4

  • Williedean
    Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.

    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.

    Again, if two lie together, then they have heat, but how can one be warm alone?
  • BSP
    King Solomon wrote these words but unfortunately verse 13 applied to Solomon himself. He became an unwise old king because he stop listening to admonishment or warnings.
  • 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 . .
  • 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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