Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor; 10 for if [a]either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not [b]another to lift him up! 11 Furthermore, if two lie down together they [c]keep warm, but (A)how can one be warm alone? 12 And if [d]one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 4:10 Lit they fall
  2. Ecclesiastes 4:10 Lit a second
  3. Ecclesiastes 4:11 Lit have warmth
  4. Ecclesiastes 4:12 Lit he

[a]Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of your (A)futile life which He has given you under the sun, [b]all the days of your futility; for this is your (B)reward in life and in your work which you have labored under the sun.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Lit See
  2. Ecclesiastes 9:9 all...your futility not found in some ancient versions