Ecclesiastes 7:8 {9}
Good News Translation
The end of something is better than its beginning. Patience is better than pride.

Contemporary English Version
Something completed is better than something just begun; patience is better than too much pride.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is the end of a speech than the beginning. Better is the patient man than the presumptuous.

New American Bible
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; better is a patient spirit than a lofty one.

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Better is the end of a speech than the beginning. Better is the patient man than the presumptuous.

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Psalm 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Isaiah 10:24,25,28-34 Therefore, thus saith the Lord the God of hosts: O my people that dwellest in Sion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall strike thee with his rod, and he shall lift up his staff over thee in the way of Egypt. . . .

Luke 16:25 And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted and thou art tormented.

James 5:11 Behold, we account them blessed who have endured. You have heard of the patience of Job and you have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is merciful and compassionate.

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore, having the loins of your mind girt up, being sober, trust perfectly in the grace which is offered you in the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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Proverbs 13:10 Among the proud there are always contentions: but they that do all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom.

Proverbs 14:29 He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.

Proverbs 15:18 A passionate man stirreth up strifes: he that is patient appeaseth those that are stirred up.

Proverbs 16:32 The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.

Proverbs 28:25 He that boasteth and puffeth up himself, stirreth up quarrels: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be healed.

Luke 21:19 In your patience you shall possess your souls.

Romans 2:7,8 To them indeed who, according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life: . . .

Hebrews 10:36 For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.

James 5:8 Be you therefore also patient and strengthen your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

1 Peter 2:20,21 For what glory is it, if, committing sin and being buffeted for it, you endure? But if doing well you suffer patiently: this is thankworthy before God. . . .

1 Peter 5:5,6 In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another: for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace. . . .

Context
The Value of Wisdom
7Oppression troubleth the wise, and shall destroy the strength of his heart. 8Better is the end of a speech than the beginning. Better is the patient man than the presumptuous.9Be not quickly angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.…
Cross References
Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity,

Ephesians 4:2
With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity.

Proverbs 14:29
He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.

Proverbs 16:32
The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.

Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name is better than precious ointments: and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

Additional Translations
The end of a matter is better than the beginning, and a patient spirit is better than a proud one.Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

The end of a matter is better than the beginning thereof: the patient is better than the high-minded.

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; better is a patient spirit than a proud spirit.

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Better is the latter end of a thing than its beginning, Better is the patient of spirit, than the haughty of spirit.
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