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Ecclesiastes 7:8


The end of a matter 1  is better than its beginning; likewise, patience 2  is better than pride. 3 


Ps 126:5,6; Pr 13:10; Pr 14:29; Pr 15:18; Pr 16:32; Pr 28:25; Isa 10:24,25,28-34; Lu 16:25; Lu 21:19; Ro 2:7,8; Heb 10:36; Jas 5:8; Jas 5:11; 1Pe 1:13; 1Pe 2:20,21; 1Pe 5:5,6

NET © Notes

tn The term דָבָר (davar) denotes “matter; thing” here rather than “speech; word,” as the parallelism with “patience” suggests. The term was misunderstood as “speech; word” by the Vulgate (so also Douay).

tn Heb “the patient of spirit.”

tn Heb “the proud of spirit.”

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