Ecclesiastes 4:9



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor;

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Holman Bible

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Two are better than one because they have a better reward for their labour.

Julia Smith Translation

Two are good above one, because there is to them a good reward in their labor.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Two [are] better than the one, for they enjoy a better reward for their toil.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore two are better than one, for they may well enjoy the profit of their labour.

NET Bible

Two people are better than one, because they can reap more benefit from their labor.

New Heart English Bible

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

New simplified Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Better are two, than one, - in that they have a good reward for their toil.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The two are better than the one, in that they have a good reward by their labour.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

אחד 
'echad 
one , first , another , other , any , once , eleven , every , certain , an , some , .
Usage: 432

ישׁ 
Yesh 
is , be , have , there ,
Usage: 135

a good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 28

References

Context Readings

Friends And Family Can Help One Another In Life

8 There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task. 9 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10 For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.


Cross References

Genesis 2:18

Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."

Exodus 4:14-16

Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses, and He said, "Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that he speaks fluently. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you; when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

Numbers 11:14

"I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me.

Ruth 2:12

"May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge."

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.

Haggai 1:14

So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,

Mark 6:7

And He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

John 4:36

"Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

Acts 13:2

While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

Acts 15:39-40

And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.

1 Corinthians 12:18-21

But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.

2 John 1:8

Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

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