Ecclesiastes 2:13
Good News Translation
Oh, I know, "Wisdom is better than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness.

Contemporary English Version
And I discovered that wisdom is better than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I saw that wisdom excelled folly, as much as light differeth from darkness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I saw that wisdom excelled folly, as much as light differeth from darkness.

i saw

Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:16 And I said that wisdom is better than strength: how then is the wisdom of the poor man slighted, and his words not heard?

Proverbs 4:5-7 Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee: love her, and she shall preserve thee. . . .

Proverbs 16:16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.

Malachi 3:18 And you shall return, and shall see the difference between the just and the wicked: and between him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not.

Malachi 4:1,2 For behold the day shall come kindled as a furnace: and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall set them on fire, saith the Lord of hosts, it shall not leave them root, nor branch. . . .

light

Ecclesiastes 11:7 The light is sweet, and it is delightful for the eyes to see the sun.

Psalm 119:105,130 Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths. . . .

Proverbs 4:18,19 The way of the wicked is darksome: they know not where they fall. . . .

Matthew 6:23 But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness itself how great shall it be!

Luke 11:7 And he from within should answer and say: Trouble me not; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot rise and give thee.

Ephesians 5:8 For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light.

Context
The Wise and the Foolish
12I passed further to behold wisdom, and errors and folly, (What is man, said I that he can follow the King his maker?) 13And I saw that wisdom excelled folly, as much as light differeth from darkness.14The eyes of a wise man are in his head: the fool walketh in darkness: and I learned that they were to die both alike.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 7:11
Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 7:12
For as wisdom is a defence, so money is a defence: but learning and wisdom excel in this, that they give life to him that possesseth them.

Ecclesiastes 9:18
Better is wisdom, than weapons of war: and he that shall offend in one, shall lose many good things.

Ecclesiastes 10:10
If the iron be blunt, and be not as before, but be made blunt, with much labour it shall be sharpened: and after industry shall follow wisdom.

Additional Translations
And I saw that wisdom exceeds folly, just as light exceeds darkness:Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

And I saw that wisdom excels folly, as much as light excels darkness.

And I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as light excelleth darkness.

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.

And I saw that there is an advantage to wisdom above folly, like the advantage of the light above the darkness.
Jump to Previous
Advantage Better Dark Darkness Excelleth Far Folly Foolish Light Ways Wisdom
Jump to Next
Advantage Better Dark Darkness Excelleth Far Folly Foolish Light Ways Wisdom
Links
Ecclesiastes 2:13 NIV
Ecclesiastes 2:13 NLT
Ecclesiastes 2:13 ESV
Ecclesiastes 2:13 NASB
Ecclesiastes 2:13 KJV

Ecclesiastes 2:13 Bible Apps
Ecclesiastes 2:13 Biblia Paralela
Ecclesiastes 2:13 Chinese Bible
Ecclesiastes 2:13 French Bible
Ecclesiastes 2:13 German Bible

Alphabetical: And as better darkness excels folly I is just light saw than that wisdom

OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excels folly (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Ecclesiastes 2:12
Top of Page
Top of Page