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Ecclesiastes 7:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [It is] better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [It is] better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise, than to hear the song of fools.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for any man to hear the song of dullards,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Better to hear a rebuke of a wise man, Than [for] a man to hear a song of fools,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— It is better to be rebuked by a wise man, than to be deceived by the flattery of fools.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— It [is] better to heare the rebuke of the wise, then for a man to heare the song of fooles.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [It is] better to hear a reproof of a wise man, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [It is] better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[It is] better 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
to hear 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
the rebuke 1606
{1606} Prime
גְּעָרָה
g@`arah
{gheh-aw-raw'}
From H1605; a chiding.
of the wise, 2450
{2450} Prime
חָכָם
chakam
{khaw-kawm'}
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
than for a man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
to hear 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the song 7892
{7892} Prime
שִׁיר
shiyr
{sheer}
The second form being feminine; from H7891; a song; abstractly singing.
of fools. 3684
{3684} Prime
כְּסִיל
k@ciyl
{kes-eel'}
From H3688; properly fat, that is, (figuratively) stupid or silly.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 7:5

_ _ (Psalms 141:4, Psalms 141:5). Godly reproof offends the flesh, but benefits the spirit. Fools’ songs in the house of mirth please the flesh, but injure the soul.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 7:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
better:

Psalms 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.
Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Proverbs 13:13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Proverbs 15:31-32 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. ... He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
Proverbs 17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Proverbs 27:6 Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

the song:

Psalms 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I [was] the song of the drunkards.
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Ps 69:12; 141:5. Pv 9:8; 13:13; 15:31; 17:10; 27:6. Rv 3:19.

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