Ecclesiastes 4:14
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New Living Translation
Such a youth could rise from poverty and succeed. He might even become king, though he has been in prison.

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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:14 For he - The poor and wise child is often advanced to the highest dignity. Whereas - That old king is deprived of his kingdom.

Ecclesiastes 4:14 Parallel Commentaries

It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. The Jewish scholars of the first century A.D. were struck by the manner in which it contradicted itself: e.g., "I praised the dead more than the living," iv. 2, "A living dog is better than a dead lion," ix. 4; but they were still more
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 41:14
Pharaoh sent for Joseph at once, and he was quickly brought from the prison. After he shaved and changed his clothes, he went in and stood before Pharaoh.

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

Ecclesiastes 4:15
But then everyone rushes to the side of yet another youth who replaces him.

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