Tyndale Bible

Ecclesiastes 4

Vanity is increased unto men by oppression,

Ecclesiastes 4:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of [such as were] oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors [there was] power; but they had no comforter. Ecclesiastes 4:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. Ecclesiastes 4:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Yea, better [is he] than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.

by envy,

Ecclesiastes 4:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor. This [is] also vanity and vexation of spirit.

by idleness,

Ecclesiastes 4:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh. Ecclesiastes 4:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Better [is] a handful [with] quietness, than both the hands full [with] travail and vexation of spirit.

by covetousness,

Ecclesiastes 4:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun. Ecclesiastes 4:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} There is one [alone], and [there is] not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet [is there] no end of all his labor; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither [saith he], For whom do I labor, and bereave my soul of good? This [is] also vanity, yea, it [is] a sore travail.

by solitariness,

Ecclesiastes 4:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. Ecclesiastes 4:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him [that is] alone when he falleth; for [he hath] not another to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm [alone]? Ecclesiastes 4:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

by wilfulness.

Ecclesiastes 4:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Better [is] a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished. Ecclesiastes 4:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also [he that is] born in his kingdom becometh poor. Ecclesiastes 4:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead. Ecclesiastes 4:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [There is] no end of all the people, [even] of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

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