Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

So I admired the dead, who have already died, more than the living, who are still alive.

New American Standard Bible

So I congratulated the dead who are already dead more than the living who are still living.

King James Version

Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.

International Standard Version

So I commended the dead who had already died as being happier than the living who are still alive.

American Standard Version

Wherefore I praised the dead that have been long dead more than the living that are yet alive;

Amplified

So I praised and thought more fortunate those who have been long dead than the living, who are still alive.

Bible in Basic English

So my praise was for the dead who have gone to their death, more than for the living who still have life.

Darby Translation

Then I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive.

Julia Smith Translation

And I praise the dead already dead more than the living they yet living.

King James 2000

Therefore I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So I deemed the dead who have already died more [fortunate] than the living who are still alive.

Modern King James verseion

And I commended the dead who already have died, more than the living who are living now.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore I judged those that are dead, to be more happy than such as be alive.

NET Bible

So I considered those who are dead and gone more fortunate than those who are still alive.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore I praised the dead who have been long dead more than the living who are yet alive.

The Emphasized Bible

So, I, pronounced happy the dead, who were, already, dead, - more than the living, who were living, still;

Webster

Wherefore I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive.

World English Bible

Therefore I praised the dead who have been long dead more than the living who are yet alive.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I am praising the dead who have already died above the living who are yet alive.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁבח 
Shabach 
Usage: 11

the dead
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

כּבר 
K@bar 
Usage: 9

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

עדנּה עדן 
`aden 
yet
Usage: 2

References

Context Readings

The Existence Of Oppression In The World Makes Human Existence Miserable

1 Again, I observed all the acts of oppression being done under the sun. Look at the tears of those who are oppressed; they have no one to comfort them. Power is with those who oppress them; they have no one to comfort them. 2 So I admired the dead, who have already died, more than the living, who are still alive. 3 But better than either of them is the one who has not yet existed, who has not seen the evil activity that is done under the sun.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 2:17

Therefore, I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me. For everything is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

Job 3:11-26

Why was I not stillborn;
why didn’t I die as I came from the womb?

Ecclesiastes 9:4-6

But there is hope for whoever is joined with all the living, since a live dog is better than a dead lion.

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