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Ecclesiastes 7:2

    Ecclesiastes 7:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is better to go to the house of weeping, than to go to the house of feasting; because that is the end of every man, and the living will take it to their hearts.

    Webster's Revision

    It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

    World English Bible

    It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the living should take this to heart.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7:2

    It is better to go to the house of mourning - Birthdays were generally kept with great festivity, and to these the wise man most probably refers; but according to his maxim, the miseries of life were so many and so oppressive that the day of a man's death was to be preferred to the day of his birth. But, in dependently of the allusion, it is much more profitable to visit the house of mourning for the dead than the house of festivity. In the former we find occasion for serious and deeply edifying thoughts and reflections; from the latter we seldom return with one profitable thought or one solid impression.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 7:2

    That - Namely, what is seen in the house of mourning.

    Lay it to his heart - Consider it attentively.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 7:2

    7:2 The house - Where mourners meet to celebrate the funeral of a deceased friend. That - Death. The living - Will be seriously affected with it, whereas feasting is commonly attended with levity, and manifold temptations.