Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 4:1-2

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Ecclesiastes 4:1-2

MSG 1 Next I turned my attention to all the outrageous violence that takes place on this planet - the tears of the victims, no one to comfort them; the iron grip of oppressors, no one to rescue the victims from them. NIV 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. MSG 2 So I congratulated the dead who are already dead instead of the living who are still alive. NIV 2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive.