Ecclesiastes 7:2

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 7:2

It is better to goe to the house of mourning, then to goe to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the liuing will lay it to his heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes {it} to heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is better to go to the house of weeping, than to go to the house of feasting; because that is the end of every man, and the living will take it to their hearts.
- Basic English Bible

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: in that that is the end of all men, and the living taketh it to heart.
- Darby Bible

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
- Webster's Bible

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the living should take this to heart.
- World English Bible

Better to go unto a house of mourning, Than to go unto a house of banqueting, For that is the end of all men, And the living layeth [it] unto his heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 7:2

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 7:2


7:2 The house - Where mourners meet to celebrate the funeral of a deceased friend. That - Death. The living - Will be seriously affected with it, whereas feasting is commonly attended with levity, and manifold temptations.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 7:2

  • As I watch the heartache, deceit, betrayal, and selfishness in crumbling marriages all around, couldn't this verse be referring to the end of sorrows for some and the potential for likely pain, albeit in growth, for the other? I'm finding little desire to go to any wedding celebrations bc it means stretching and growth and potentially heartache and separation.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 7:2
    Look forward to the Marriage Supper we will attend with Jesus. It will be perfect. Rejoice.

    Go to the blank search box and type in" marriage supper". Read all the scriptures.
  • Mitchell on Ecclesiastes 7:2
    It serves us best to go to the house of mourning for it makes us realize that we too will die, but most importantly it makes us see the importance of dying in good name.(7:1)Like the loved one we have come to pay our respect to, those who pass away seve as examples for us to follow and what better example than Jesus Christ who died and was ressurected.


 

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