Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 4:7-10

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Ecclesiastes 4:7-10

NLT 7 I observed yet another example of something meaningless under the sun. NIV 7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: NLT 8 This is the case of a man who is all alone, without a child or a brother, yet who works hard to gain as much wealth as he can. But then he asks himself, “Who am I working for? Why am I giving up so much pleasure now?” It is all so meaningless and depressing. NIV 8 There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. "For whom am I toiling," he asked, "and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?" This too is meaningless-- a miserable business! NLT 9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. NIV 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: NLT 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. NIV 10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!