Ecclesiastes 7:1
Text Analysis
2896 [e]ט֥וֹב
[is] betterAdj-ms
8034 [e]שֵׁ֖ם
a [good] nameN-ms
8081 [e]מִשֶּׁ֣מֶן
than ointmentPrep-m | N-ms
2896 [e]ט֑וֹב
3117 [e]וְי֣וֹם
and the dayConj-w | N-msc
4194 [e]הַמָּ֔וֶת
of deathArt | N-ms
3117 [e]מִיּ֖וֹם
than the dayPrep-m | N-ms
3205 [e]הִוָּלְדֽוֹ׃
of one's birthV-Nifal-Inf | 3ms

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 7:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
טֹ֥וב שֵׁ֖ם מִשֶּׁ֣מֶן טֹ֑וב וְיֹ֣ום הַמָּ֔וֶת מִיֹּ֖ום הִוָּלְדֹֽו׃

קהלת 7:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
טוב שם משמן טוב ויום המות מיום הולדו׃

קהלת 7:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
טוב שם משמן טוב ויום המות מיום הולדו׃

קהלת 7:1 Hebrew Bible
טוב שם משמן טוב ויום המות מיום הולדו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth.

King James Bible
A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of one's death than the day of one's birth.
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