Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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
Two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

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

שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 28

References

Images Ecclesiastes 4:9

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 4:9

Context Readings

Friends And Family Can Help One Another In Life

8 Here is one alone -- "no one with him; he neither has child nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labor, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither does he ask, For whom do I labor and deprive myself of good? This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility); yes, it is a painful effort and an unhappy business. 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor; 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!


Cross References

Genesis 2:18

Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.

Exodus 4:14-16

Then the anger of the Lord blazed against Moses; He said, Is there not Aaron your brother, the Levite? I know he can speak well. Also, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be overjoyed.

Numbers 11:14

I am not able to carry all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.

Ruth 2:12

The Lord recompense you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under Whose wings you have come to take refuge!

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend [to show rage or worthy purpose].

Haggai 1:14

And the Lord aroused the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people, so that they came and labored on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,

Mark 6:7

And He called to Him the Twelve [apostles] and began to send them out [as His ambassadors] two by two and gave them authority and power over the unclean spirits.

John 4:36

Already the reaper is getting his wages [he who does the cutting now has his reward], for he is gathering fruit (crop) unto life eternal, so that he who does the planting and he who does the reaping may rejoice together.

Acts 13:2

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate now for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Acts 15:39-40

And there followed a sharp disagreement between them, so that they separated from each other, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.

1 Corinthians 12:18-21

But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each [particular one] of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation.

2 John 1:8

Look to yourselves (take care) that you may not lose (throw away or destroy) all that we and you have labored for, but that you may [persevere until you] win and receive back a perfect reward [in full].

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