New American Standard Bible
One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.
King James Bible
Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full with labour and pursuit of the wind.
World English Bible
Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and chasing after wind.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is a handful with quietness, than two handfuls with labour and vexation of spirit.'
Ecclesiastes 4:6 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Either the fool's sarcasm on his successful but restless neighbor; or the comment of Solomon recommending contentment with a moderate competence. The former meaning seems preferable.
LibraryAnd for Your Fearlessness against them Hold this Sure Sign -- Whenever There Is...
43. And for your fearlessness against them hold this sure sign--whenever there is any apparition, be not prostrate with fear, but whatsoever it be, first boldly ask, Who art thou? And from whence comest thou? And if it should be a vision of holy ones they will assure you, and change your fear into joy. But if the vision should be from the devil, immediately it becomes feeble, beholding your firm purpose of mind. For merely to ask, Who art thou  ? and whence comest thou? is a proof of coolness. …
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius
Scriptures Showing the Sin and Danger of Joining with Wicked and Ungodly Men.
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.
Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.
And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind.
Then I looked again at vanity under the sun.
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