|Two are better than one, |
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
|Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.|
|Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.|
|Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 |
Throughout this section there is an emphasis on the obvious benefits of companions. The intimacy and sharing of life brings relief for the problem of isolation and loneliness. A companion can offer assistance, comfort, and defense.
"Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named not good." -
(See Gen. 2:18.)
Wiersbe, W. W. (1997, c1991). With the word Bible commentary (Ec 4:1). : Thomas Nelson.