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Ecclesiastes 4:14

    Ecclesiastes 4:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becometh poor.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For out of prison he comes to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becomes poor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For out of prison he came forth to be king; yea, even in his kingdom he was born poor.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because out of a prison the young man comes to be king, though by birth he was only a poor man in the kingdom.

    Webster's Revision

    For out of prison he came forth to be king; yea, even in his kingdom he was born poor.

    World English Bible

    For out of prison he came forth to be king; yes, even in his kingdom he was born poor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For out of prison he came forth to be king; yea, even in his kingdom he was born poor.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 4:14

    For out of prison he cometh to reign - "Then Abraham left the country of the idolaters, where he had been imprisoned, and came and reigned over the land of Canaan; and Nimrod became poor in this world." This is the fact to which the ancient rabbins supposed Solomon to allude.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 4:14

    Rather: For out of the house of bondage he goes forth to be a king; although he was born poor in his kingdom, i. e., in the country over which he became king.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 4:14

    4:14 For he - The poor and wise child is often advanced to the highest dignity. Whereas - That old king is deprived of his kingdom.