Ecclesiastes 7:8

“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 7:8

Better is the ende of a thing then the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better then the proude in spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; `and' the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The end of a thing is better than its start, and a gentle spirit is better than pride.
- Basic English Bible

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; better is a patient spirit than a proud spirit.
- Darby Bible

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
- World English Bible

Better [is] the latter end of a thing than its beginning, Better [is] the patient of spirit, than the haughty of spirit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 7:8

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 7:8


7:8 The end - The good or evil of things is better known by their end, than by their beginning. The patient - Who quietly waits for the issue of things. The proud - Which he puts instead of hasty or impatient, because pride is the chief cause of impatience.


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