Ecclesiastes 4:11
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New International Version
Also, if two lie down together, they will 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?

Darby Bible Translation
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one alone be warm?

World English Bible
Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one keep warm alone?

Young's Literal Translation
Also, if two lie down, then they have heat, but how hath one heat?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Two are better than one - Married life is infinitely to be preferred to this kind of life, for the very reasons alleged below, and which require no explanation.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

The Order of Thought which Surrounded the Development of Jesus.
As the cooled earth no longer permits us to understand the phenomena of primitive creation, because the fire which penetrated it is extinct, so deliberate explanations have always appeared somewhat insufficient when applying our timid methods of induction to the revolutions of the creative epochs which have decided the fate of humanity. Jesus lived at one of those times when the game of public life is freely played, and when the stake of human activity is increased a hundredfold. Every great part,
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

The Upbringing of Jewish Children
The tenderness of the bond which united Jewish parents to their children appears even in the multiplicity and pictorialness of the expressions by which the various stages of child-life are designated in the Hebrew. Besides such general words as "ben" and "bath"--"son" and "daughter"--we find no fewer than nine different terms, each depicting a fresh stage of life. The first of these simply designates the babe as the newly--"born"--the "jeled," or, in the feminine, "jaldah"--as in Exodus 2:3, 6, 8.
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
1 Kings 1:1
When King David was very old, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him.

Ecclesiastes 4:10
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

Ecclesiastes 4:12
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

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