9 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.
10 For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.

References for Ecclesiastes 4:10

    • c 4:10 - Lit "they fall"
    • d 4:10 - Lit "a second"
      11 Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but 1how can one be warm alone?

      References for Ecclesiastes 4:11

        • e 4:11 - Lit "have warmth"
          12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist * him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

          References for Ecclesiastes 4:12