The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ecclesiastes 4 Again I turned my attention to all the acts of oppression that go on under the sun.I saw the tears of the oppressed, and there was no one to comfort them.+ And their oppressors had the power, and there was no one to comfort them. 5 The fool folds his hands [together] and consumes his own flesh [destroying himself by idleness and apathy]. On the side of their oppressors there was power, and Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise are ‬ Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of 5 So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, … Ecclesiastes 5 English Standard Version (ESV) Fear God 5 [] Guard your steps when you go to the house of God.To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Ecclesiastes 9:17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that rules among fools. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 12:4 (RHE) And they shall shut the doors in the street, when the grinder’s voice shall be low, and they shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall grow deaf. 4 Again I turned my attention to all the acts of oppression that go on under the sun. Ecclesiastes 12:4 "And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low; " “Doors”: Lips that do not have 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. Ecclesiastes 11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Cast Your Bread on the Waters 11 Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it [] after many days. 4 I have seen that every [effort in] labor and every skill in work comes from man’s rivalry with his neighbor. CHAPTER 12 1* Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come And the years approach of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; 2Before the sun is darkened and the light and the 2 Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth. Ecclesiastes 4 - NAS: Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9–12 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. Ecclesiastes 4 - NIV: Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter. Ecclesiastes 4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 NKJV Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished. 4 And he had to pass through Samaria. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! Ecclesiastes 12:4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low; There is nothing wrong with that, but it is showing the principle that unity is better than singularity, and as people who are likewise unified with those who were there before, the institution, the family, or whatever, keeps getting stronger and stronger. Ecclesiastes 4:12 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. John 4:1-14 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus and the Woman of Samaria 4 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3 he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. Ecclesiastes 4 - ESV: Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. Read more Share Copy A service of / . Ecclesiastes 4:1-16—Read the Bible online or download free. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭Amen. Ecclesiastes 4:5 The fool folds his hands together, and eats his own flesh. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Explanation and Commentary of Ecclesiastes 4:12 This particular verse seems to be about Slow Suicide-3Next I turned my attention to all the outrageous violence that takes place on this planet—the tears of the victims, no one to comfort them; the iron grip of oppressors, no one to r This too is vanity (futility, false pride) and chasing after the wind. Strong relationships with family and friends are one of God's greatest blessings "under the sun". Ecclesiastes 4:12 “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 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