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Ecclesiastes 7:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The heart of the wise [is] in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools [is] in the house of mirth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The heart of the wise [is] in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools [is] in the house of mirth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools in the house of mirth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The heart of the wise, is in the house of mourning, but, the heart of dullards, in the house of mirth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The heart of the wise [is] in a house of mourning, And the heart of fools in a house of mirth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The heart of the wise is where there is mourning, and the heart of fools where there is mirth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The heart of the wise [is] in the house of mourning: but the heart of fooles [is] in the house of mirth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The heart of the wise [is] in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools [is] in the house of mirth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
of the wise 2450
{2450} Prime
חָכָם
chakam
{khaw-kawm'}
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
[is] in the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of mourning; 60
{0060} Prime
אֵבֶל
'ebel
{ay'-bel}
From H0056; lamentation.
but the heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
of fools 3684
{3684} Prime
כְּסִיל
k@ciyl
{kes-eel'}
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
[is] in the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of mirth. 8057
{8057} Prime
שִׂמְחָה
simchah
{sim-khaw'}
From H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 7:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ecclesiastes 7:4

The wise — Are constantly meditating upon serious things.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
heart:

Nehemiah 2:2-5 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why [is] thy countenance sad, seeing thou [art] not sick? this [is] nothing [else] but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid, ... And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
Isaiah 53:3-4 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. ... Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Matthew 8:14-16 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. ... When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with [his] word, and healed all that were sick:
Mark 5:38-43 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. ... And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
Luke 7:12-13 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. ... And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
John 11:31-35 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. ... Jesus wept.

the heart:

1 Samuel 25:36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart [was] merry within him, for he [was] very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
1 Samuel 30:16 And when he had brought him down, behold, [they were] spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.
2 Samuel 13:28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.
1 Kings 20:16 And they went out at noon. But Benhadad [was] drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.
Isaiah 21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
Jeremiah 51:39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 51:57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise [men], her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name [is] the LORD of hosts.
Daniel 5:1-4 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. ... They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
Daniel 5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
Hosea 7:5 In the day of our king the princes have made [him] sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.
Nahum 1:10 For while [they be] folden together [as] thorns, and while they are drunken [as] drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
Mark 6:21-29 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief [estates] of Galilee; ... And when his disciples heard [of it], they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
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1S 25:36; 30:16. 2S 13:28. 1K 20:16. Ne 2:2. Is 21:4; 53:3. Jr 51:39, 57. Dn 5:1, 30. Ho 7:5. Na 1:10. Mt 8:14. Mk 5:38; 6:21. Lk 7:12. Jn 11:31.

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