Ecclesiastes 7 :3

Ecclesiastes 7 :3 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made glad.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Sorrow is better than joy; when the face is sad the mind gets better.

Webster's Revision

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

World English Bible

Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the face the heart is made good.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made glad.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 7 :3

Countenance - Appearance.

Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7 :3

Sorrow is better than laughter - The reason is immediately given; for by the sorrow of the countenance - the grief of heart that shows itself in the countenance: -

The heart is made better - In such cases, most men try themselves at the tribunal of their own consciences, and resolve on amendment of life.

Barnes' Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7 :3

Sorrow - Rather, Seriousness.

The heart is made better - i. e., is made bright and joyful (compare 2 Corinthians 6:10). The mind which bears itself equally in human concerns, whether they be pleasant or sorrowful, must always be glad, free, and at peace.

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7 :3

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