Ecclesiastes 7:2
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New International Version
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.


New American Standard Bible
It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart.


King James Bible
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, since that is the end of all mankind, and the living should take it to heart.


International Standard Version
It's better to attend a funeral than to attend a banquet, for everyone dies eventually, and the living will take this to heart.


American Standard Version
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.


Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come.


Darby Bible Translation
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: in that that is the end of all men, and the living taketh it to heart.


Young's Literal Translation
Better to go unto a house of mourning, Than to go unto a house of banqueting, For that is the end of all men, And the living layeth it unto his heart.
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Context
The Value of Wisdom

1A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 3Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 5It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. 6For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity. 7Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart. 8Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools. 10Say not you, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for you do not inquire wisely concerning this. 11Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. 12For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it. 13Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked? 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also has set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
Cross References
Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.


Ecclesiastes 2:14
The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happens to them all.


Ecclesiastes 2:16
For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dies the wise man? as the fool.


Ecclesiastes 3:19
For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes, they have all one breath; so that a man has no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.


Ecclesiastes 3:20
All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.


Ecclesiastes 6:6
Yes, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet has he seen no good: do not all go to one place?


Ecclesiastes 9:2
All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrifices, and to him that sacrifices not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that swears, as he that fears an oath.


Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.


Jeremiah 16:8
You shall not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.


Treasury of Scripture

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

better

Genesis 48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, your father is sick: and he took with him his two sons...

Genesis 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and listen to Israel your father.

Genesis 50:15-17 And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us...

Job 1:4,5 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day...

Isaiah 5:11,12 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!...

Isaiah 22:12-14 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth...

Amos 6:3-6 You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near...

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

1 Peter 4:3,4 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts...

that

Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous...

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Romans 6:21,22 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death...

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

living

Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify among you this day...

Isaiah 47:7 And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart...

Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, said the LORD of hosts...

Strong's Concordance
[It is] better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that [is] the end of all men; and the living will lay [it] to his heart.
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