Parallel Verses

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.

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 is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to heart.

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.

Jubilee 2000 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 will lay it to his 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.

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

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 7:2

Context Readings

People Generally Do Not Know What Is Best For Them

1 A good name is better than fine perfume; and the day of death better than the day of one's birth. 2 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. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the face the heart is made good.


Cross References

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Genesis 48:1-22

It happened after these things, that someone said to Joseph, "Behold, your father is sick." He took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

Genesis 49:2-33

Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.

Genesis 50:15-17

When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully pay us back for all of the evil 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 righteous! Let my last end be like his!"

Deuteronomy 32:29

Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Deuteronomy 32:46

He said to them, "Set your heart to all the words which I testify to you this day, which you shall command your children to observe to do, [even] all the words of this law.

Job 1:4-5

His sons went and held a feast in the house of each one on his birthday; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them!

Isaiah 22:12-14

In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth:

Isaiah 47:7

You said, I shall be mistress forever; so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it.

Amos 6:3-6

Those who put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Haggai 1:5

Now therefore this is what Yahweh of Armies says: Consider your ways.

Malachi 2:2

If you will not listen, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name," says Yahweh of Armies, "then will I send the curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay 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 among them and pleased Herod.

Romans 6:21-22

What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

Philippians 3:19

whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who think about earthly things.

Hebrews 9:27

Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this, judgment,

1 Peter 4:3-4

For we have spent enough of our past time doing the desire of the Gentiles, and having walked in lewdness, lusts, drunken binges, orgies, carousings, and abominable idolatries.

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