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Ecclesiastes 7:1

Wise Sayings

7 A good name is better than fine perfume, h

and the day of one’s death than the day of one’s birth. i

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Ecclesiastes 7:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

A good name is better than fine perfume,

and the day of death better than the day of birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

A good name is better than precious ointment,

and the day of death than the day of birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume.

And the day you die is better than the day you are born.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

A good name is better than precious ointment,

And the day of death than the day of one’s birth;

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

It is better to have respect than good perfume.

The day of death is better than the day of birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

A good name is better than precious oil; and the day of death, than the day of one’s birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A good name is better than expensive perfume, and the day you die is better than the day you’re born.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A good name is better than precious ointment,

and the day of death, than the day of birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

A good name is better than precious ointment,

and the day of death is better than the day of one’s birth.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

A good name is better than fine perfume.

People can learn more from sobbing when someone dies

than from being happy when someone is born.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.


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