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Ecclesiastes 4:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm [alone]?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm [alone]?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm [alone]?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm [alone]?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one alone be warm?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Moreover, if two lie together, then have they warmth,—but how can, one, have warmth?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Also, if two lie down, then they have heat, but how hath one heat?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And if two lie together, they shall warm one another: how shall one alone be warmed?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Againe, if two lye together, then they haue heate; but howe can one be warme [alone]?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Also if two should lie together, they also get heat: but how shall one be warmed [alone]?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm [alone]?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Again, 1571
{1571} Prime
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
if x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
lie together, 7901
{7901} Prime
שָׁכַב
shakab
{shaw-kab'}
A primitive root; to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
then they have heat: 2552
{2552} Prime
חָמַם
chamam
{khaw-mam'}
A primitive root; to be hot (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
but how x349
(0349) Complement
אֵיךְ
'eyk
{ake}
Prolonged from H0335; how? or how!; also where.
can one 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
be warm 3179
{3179} Prime
יָחַם
yacham
{yaw-kham'}
A primitive root; Probably to be hot; figuratively to conceive.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[alone]?
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 4:11

_ _ (See on 1 Kings 1:1). The image is taken from man and wife, but applies universally to the warm sympathy derived from social ties. So Christian ties (Luke 24:32; Acts 28:15).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 4:7-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Kings 1:1-2 Now king David was old [and] stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat. ... Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.
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