Ecclesiastes 7:2

2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
ESV
2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.
NLT
2 Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies— so the living should take this to heart.
MSG
2 You learn more at a funeral than at a feast - After all, that's where we'll end up. We might discover something from it.
CSB
2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, since that is the end of all mankind, and the living should take it to heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:2 In-Context

1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.
3 Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart.
4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.
5 It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 11:19
  • 2. Psalms 90:12; S Ecclesiastes 2:14
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