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Ecclesiastes 4:12

12 And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.

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Ecclesiastes 4:12 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 Though one may be overpowered,

two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.

And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 An enemy might defeat one person,

but two people together can defend themselves;

a rope that is woven of three strings is hard to break.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 And if a man overpower the one, the two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 Though one person may be overpowered by another, two people can resist one opponent. A triple-braided rope is not easily broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 Although an assailant may overpower one person, two may withstand him. A threefold cord is not easily broken!

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

12 One person could be overpowered.

But two people can stand up for themselves.

And a rope made out of three cords isn’t easily broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.