Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It is better to go to a house of mourning
Than to go to a house of feasting,
Because that is the end of every man,
And the living takes it to heart.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
since that is the end of all mankind,
and the living should take it to heart.

International Standard Version

It's better to attend a funeral than to attend a banquet, for everyone dies eventually, and the living will take this to heart.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified


It is better to go to the house of mourning
Than to go to the house of feasting,
For that [day of death] is the end of every man,
And the living will take it to heart and solemnly ponder its meaning.

Bible in Basic English

It is better to go to the house of weeping, than to go to the house of feasting; because that is the end of every man, and the living will take it to their hearts.

Darby Translation

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: in that that is the end of all men, and the living taketh it to heart.

Julia Smith Translation

Good to go to the house of mourning rather than to go to the house of drinking, in that it is the end of every man; and he living shall give to his heart.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for [death is] the end of every person, and the living should take [it] to his heart.

Modern King James verseion

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is better to go into a house of mourning, than into a banquet house: For there is the end of all men, and he that is living taketh it to heart.

NET Bible

It is better to go to a funeral than a feast. For death is the destiny of every person, and the living should take this to heart.

New Heart English Bible

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 should take this to heart.

The Emphasized Bible

Better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of banqueting, for, that, is the end of all men, - and, the living, should take it to his heart.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

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 should take this to heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better to go unto a house of mourning, Than to go unto a house of banqueting, For that is the end of all men, And the living layeth it unto his heart.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

to the house
בּית 
Bayith 
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053
Usage: 2053

H60
אבל 
'ebel 
Usage: 24

than to go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

משׁתּה 
Mishteh 
Usage: 46

that is the end
סוף 
Cowph 
Usage: 5

of all men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

and the living
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

will lay
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

References

Context Readings

People Generally Do Not Know What Is Best For Them

1 A good name is better than a good ointment,
And the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.
2 It is better to go to a house of mourning
Than to go to a house of feasting,
Because that is the end of every man,
And the living takes it to heart.
3 Sorrow is better than laughter,
For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.


Cross References

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Genesis 48:1-22

Now it came about after these things that Joseph was told, “Behold, your father is sick.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him.

Genesis 49:2-33

“Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob;
And listen to Israel your father.

Genesis 50:15-17

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!”

Numbers 23:10

Who can count the dust of Jacob,
Or number the fourth part of Israel?
Let me die the death of the upright,
And let my end be like his!”

Deuteronomy 32:29

Would that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would discern their future!

Deuteronomy 32:46

he said to them, “Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law.

Job 1:4-5

His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink,
Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!

Isaiah 22:12-14

Therefore in that day the Lord God of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing,
To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.

Isaiah 47:7

“Yet you said, ‘I will be a queen forever.’
These things you did not consider
Nor remember the outcome of them.

Amos 6:3-6

Do you put off the day of calamity,
And would you bring near the seat of violence?

Haggai 1:5

Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, “Consider your ways!

Malachi 2:2

If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.

Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 14:6-12

But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod,

Romans 6:21-22

Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.

Philippians 3:19

whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.

Hebrews 9:27

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

1 Peter 4:3-4

For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.

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