KJV ECC4 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekECC3.htm ECC5.htm
4:1 So I returned [H7725] , and considered [H7200] all the oppressions [H6217] that are done [H6213] under the sun [H8121] : and behold the tears [H1832] of [such as were] oppressed [H6231] , and they had no comforter [H5162] ; and on the side [H3027] of their oppressors [H6231] [there was] power [H3581] ; but they had no comforter [H5162] .(side: Heb. hand)
4:2 Wherefore I praised [H7623] the dead [H4191] which are already [H3528] dead [H4191] more than the living [H2416] which are yet [H5728] alive [H2416] .
4:3 Yea, better [H2896] [is he] than both [H8147] they, which hath not yet [H5728] been, who hath not seen [H7200] the evil [H7451] work [H4639] that is done [H6213] under the sun [H8121] .
4:4 Again, I considered [H7200] all travail [H5999] , and every right [H3788] work [H4639] , that for this a man [H376] is envied [H7068] of his neighbour [H7453] . This [is] also vanity [H1892] and vexation [H7469] of spirit [H7307] .(every: Heb. all the rightness of work)(for this: Heb. this is the envy of a man from his neighbour)
4:5 The fool [H3684] foldeth [H2263] his hands [H3027] together [H2263] , and eateth [H398] his own flesh [H1320] .
4:6 Better [H2896] [is] an handful [H3709] [with] quietness [H5183] , than both the hands [H2651] full [H4393] [with] travail [H5999] and vexation [H7469] of spirit [H7307] .
4:7 Then I returned [H7725] , and I saw [H7200] vanity [H1892] under the sun [H8121] .
4:8 There is [H3426] one [H259] [alone], and [there is] not a second [H8145] ; yea, he hath neither child [H1121] nor brother [H251] : yet [is there] no end [H7093] of all his labour [H5999] ; neither is his eye [H5869] satisfied [H7646] with riches [H6239] ; neither [saith he], For whom do I labour [H6001] , and bereave [H2637] my soul [H5315] of good [H2896] ? This [is] also vanity [H1892] , yea, it [is] a sore [H7451] travail [H6045] .
4:9 Two [H8147] [are] better [H2896] than one [H259] ; because they have [H3426] a good [H2896] reward [H7939] for their labour [H5999] .
4:10 For if they fall [H5307] , the one [H259] will lift up [H6965] his fellow [H2270] : but woe [H337] to him [that is] alone [H259] when he falleth [H5307] ; for [he hath] not another [H8145] to help him up [H6965] .
4:11 Again [H1571] , if two [H8147] lie together [H7901] , then they have heat [H2552] : but how can one [H259] be warm [H3179] [alone]?
4:12 And if one [H259] prevail [H8630] against him, two [H8147] shall withstand [H5975] him; and a threefold [H8027] cord [H2339] is not quickly [H4120] broken [H5423] .
4:13 Better [H2896] [is] a poor [H4542] and a wise [H2450] child [H3206] than an old [H2205] and foolish [H3684] king [H4428] , who will [H3045] no more be admonished [H2094] .(who: Heb. who knoweth not to be admonished)
4:14 For out of prison [H631] [H1004] he cometh [H3318] to reign [H4427] ; whereas also [he that is] born [H3205] in his kingdom [H4438] becometh poor [H7326] .
4:15 I considered [H7200] all the living [H2416] which walk [H1980] under the sun [H8121] , with the second [H8145] child [H3206] that shall stand up [H5975] in his stead.
4:16 [There is] no end [H7093] of all the people [H5971] , [even] of all that have been before [H6440] them: they also that come after [H314] shall not rejoice [H8055] in him. Surely this also [is] vanity [H1892] and vexation [H7475] of spirit [H7307] .