Ecclesiastes 4:12

Overview - Ecclesiastes 4
Vanity is increased unto men by oppression;
by envy;
by idleness;
by covetousness;
by solitariness;
13 by wilfulness.
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Ecclesiastes 4:12  (King James Version)
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

And if
This is well illustrated by the fable of the dying father, who, to shew his sons the advantages of union, gave them a bundle of twigs, which could not be broken when bound together, but were easily snapped asunder one by one.

and a
2 Samuel 23:9 2 Samuel 23:16 2 Samuel 23:18 2 Samuel 23:19 2 Samuel 23:23 ; Daniel 3:16 Daniel 3:17 ; Ephesians 4:3