Ecclesiastes 4 :14

Ecclesiastes 4 :14 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 4 :14

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' Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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