Ecclesiastes 4:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Ecclesiastes 4:12, NIV: Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12, ESV: And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12, KJV: And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12, NASB: And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

Ecclesiastes 4:12, NLT: A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12, CSB: And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.

What does Ecclesiastes 4:12 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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