Ecclesiastes 9:4

4 Anyone who is among the living has hopea —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

Read Ecclesiastes 9:4 Using Other Translations

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
There is hope only for the living. As they say, “It’s better to be a live dog than a dead lion!”