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Ecclesiastes 4:2

    Ecclesiastes 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore I praised the dead that have been long dead more than the living that are yet alive;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So my praise was for the dead who have gone to their death, more than for the living who still have life.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore I praised the dead that have been long dead more than the living that are yet alive;

    World English Bible

    Therefore I praised the dead who have been long dead more than the living who are yet alive.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive;

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 4:2

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 4:2

    Wherefore I praised the dead - I considered those happy who had escaped from the pilgrimage of life to the place where the wicked cease from troubling, and where the weary are at rest.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 4:2

    4:2 I praised - I judged them less miserable. For this is certain, that setting aside the future life, which Solomon doth not meddle with in the present debate; and considering the uncertainty, and vanity, and manifold calamities of the present life, a wise man would not account it worth his while to live.