Why Two is Better then Going It Alone! Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10 and 12 - (MSG) - It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there’s no one to help, tough! By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped. Can you round up a third? And this last verse supports what Jesus said, "Where two or more are gathered, I am in the midst of them [He becomes the ALL essential, third]!"