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Ecclesiastes 4:1-2 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Again I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. 1 Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed-- and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors-- and they have no comforter.
2 And I thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive; 2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive.