New Living Translation
A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born.
King James Bible
A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
Darby Bible Translation
A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
World English Bible
A good name is better than fine perfume; and the day of death better than the day of one's birth.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is a name than good perfume, And the day of death than the day of birth.
Ecclesiastes 7:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:1 Of death - Seeing this life is so full of vanity, and vexation, and misery, it is more desirable for a man to go out of it, than to come into it.
LibraryOf the First Covenant Made with Man
Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.
So I concluded that the dead are better off than the living.
Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
Song of Solomon 1:3
How fragrant your cologne; your name is like its spreading fragrance. No wonder all the young women love you!
Just kill me now, LORD! I'd rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen."
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