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Ecclesiastes - NIV & NKJV

«Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of… Ecclesiastes 4:12»
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.
Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.
So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh, For childhood and youth are vanity.
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, But the lips of a fool shall swallow him up.

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