Ecclesiastes 4:9
Good News Translation
Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively.

Contemporary English Version
You are better having a friend than to be all alone, because then you will get more enjoyment out of what you earn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better therefore that two should be together, than one: for they have the advantage of their society:

New American Bible
Two are better than one: They get a good wage for their toil.

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It is better therefore that two should be together, than one: for they have the advantage of their society:

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Genesis 2:18 And the Lord God said: It is not good for man to be alone: let us make him a help like unto himself.

Exodus 4:14-16 The Lord being angry at Moses, said: Aaron the Levite is thy brother, I know that he is eloquent: behold he cometh forth to meet thee, and seeing thee, shall be glad at heart. . . .

Numbers 11:14 I am not able alone to bear all this people, because it is too heavy for me.

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Haggai 1:14 And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zorobabel the son of Salathiel governor of Juda, and the spirit of Jesus the son of Josedec the high priest, and the spirit of all the rest of the people: and they went in, and did the work in the house of the Lord of Hosts their God.

Mark 6:7 And he called the twelve; and began to send them two and two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.

Acts 13:2 And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas, for the work whereunto I have taken them.

Acts 15:39,40 And there arose a dissension so that they departed one from another. And Barnabas indeed, taking Mark, sailed to Cyprus. . . .

1 Corinthians 12:18-21 But now God hath set the members, every one of them, in the body as it hath pleased him. . . .

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Ruth 2:12 The Lord render unto thee for thy work, and mayst thou receive a full reward of the Lord the God of Israel, to whom thou art come, and under whose wings thou art fled.

John 4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life everlasting: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward.

Context
The Evil of Oppression
8There is but one, and he hath not a second, no child, no brother, and yet he ceaseth not to labour, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches, neither doth he reflect, saying: For whom do I labour, and defraud my soul of good things? in this also is vanity, and a grievous vexation. 9It is better therefore that two should be together, than one: for they have the advantage of their society:10If one fall he shall be supported by the other: woe to him that is alone, for when he falleth, he hath none to lift him up.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 4:8
There is but one, and he hath not a second, no child, no brother, and yet he ceaseth not to labour, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches, neither doth he reflect, saying: For whom do I labour, and defraud my soul of good things? in this also is vanity, and a grievous vexation.

Ecclesiastes 4:10
If one fall he shall be supported by the other: woe to him that is alone, for when he falleth, he hath none to lift him up.

Additional Translations
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.

Two are better than one, seeing they have a good reward for their labour.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.

The two are better than the one, in that they have a good reward by their labour.
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