Ecclesiastes 4:14
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New International Version
The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom.

King James Bible
For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becometh poor.

Darby Bible Translation
For out of the prison-house he came forth to reign, although he was born poor in his kingdom.

World English Bible
For out of prison he came forth to be king; yes, even in his kingdom he was born poor.

Young's Literal Translation
For from a house of prisoners he hath come out to reign, for even in his own kingdom he hath been poor.

Ecclesiastes 4:14 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For out of prison he cometh to reign - "Then Abraham left the country of the idolaters, where he had been imprisoned, and came and reigned over the land of Canaan; and Nimrod became poor in this world." This is the fact to which the ancient rabbins supposed Solomon to allude.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for out

Genesis 41:14,33-44 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment...

Job 5:11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill...

also

1 Kings 14:26,27 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all...

2 Kings 23:31-34 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem...

2 Kings 24:1,2,6,12 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years...

2 Kings 25:7,27-30 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass...

Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said...

Daniel 4:31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken...

Library
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
Genesis 41:14
So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh.

Genesis 41:41
So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt."

Ecclesiastes 4:15
I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king's successor.

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