New International Version
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
King James Bible
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Darby Bible Translation
And if a [man] overpower the one, the two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
World English Bible
If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Young's Literal Translation
And if the one strengthen himself, the two stand against him; and the threefold cord is not hastily broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
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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, …
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