Ecclesiastes 4:15
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English Standard Version
I saw all the living who move about under the sun, along with that youth who was to stand in the king’s place.

King James Bible
I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.

American Standard Version
I saw all the living that walk under the sun, that they were with the youth, the second, that stood up in his stead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I saw all men living, that walk under the sun with the second young man, who shall rise up in his place.

English Revised Version
I saw all the living which walk under the sun, that they were with the youth, the second, that stood up in his stead.

Webster's Bible Translation
I considered all the living who walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Better are two together than one, seeing they have a good reward in their labour." By hashshenaim, the author refers to such a pair; haehhad is one such as is just described. The good reward consists in this, that each one of the two has the pleasant consciousness of doing good to the other by his labour, and especially of being helpful to him. In this latter general sense is grounded the idea of the reward of faithful fellowship:

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2 Samuel 15:6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

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Ecclesiastes 4:14
For he went from prison to the throne, though in his own kingdom he had been born poor.

Ecclesiastes 4:16
There was no end of all the people, all of whom he led. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

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