Ecclesiastes 7:8

8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
ESV
8 Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
NLT
8 Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
MSG
8 Endings are better than beginnings. Sticking to it is better than standing out.
CSB
8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning; a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 In-Context

6 Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless.
7 Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
10 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 14:29; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:2
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