'Better' in the Bible
Then I saw that even [human] wisdom [that brings sorrow] is better than [the pleasures of] folly as far as light is better than darkness.
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life.
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
Guard your step when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they are ignorant and do wrong.
Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.
"It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; it is better off than he.
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?
A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
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.
Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.
Indeed, wisdom gives protection, just like money does, but it's better to know that wisdom gives life, to those who have mastered it.
Wisdom given as strength to a wise person is better than having ten powerful men in the city.
Though a sinner commits crimes a hundred times, and lives long, yet surely I know that it will be better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
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