Ecclesiastes 4:11
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English Standard Version
Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?

King James Bible
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

American Standard Version
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone ?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if two lie together, they shall warm one another: how shall one alone be warmed?

English Revised Version
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth: but how can one be warm alone?

Webster's Bible Translation
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

There ought certainly to be activity according to our calling; indolence is self-destruction: "The fool foldeth his hands, and eateth his own flesh." He layeth his hands together (Proverbs 6:10-24:33), - placeth them in his bosom, instead of using them in working, - and thereby he eateth himself up, i.e., bringeth ruin upon himself (Psalm 27:2; Micah 3:3; Isaiah 49:26); for instead of nourishing himself by the labour of his hands, he feeds on his own flesh, and thus wasteth away. The emphasis does not lie on the subject (the fool, and only the fool), but on the pred.

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1 Kings 1:1,2 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he got no heat...

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1 Kings 1:1
Now King David was old and advanced in years. And although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm.

Ecclesiastes 4:10
For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

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

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