For ifaeither of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the onewhofalls when there is not banother to lift him up.
11Furthermore, iftwoliedown together they ckeepwarm, but 1how can one be warm alone?
And ifdone can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quicklytornapart.
A 2poor yet wiselad is betterthan an old and foolishkingwhonolongerknows how to receiveeinstruction.
For he has come3out of prison to becomeking, eventhough he was bornpoor in his kingdom.
I have seenall the livingunder the sunthrong to the side of the secondladwhofreplaces him.
16There is noend to all the people, to allwho were before them, and even the oneswho will comelater will not be happy with him, for thistoo is 4vanity and striving after wind.