And if a man can overpower the one, two can withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Bible see other translations

a man. This supplied “man” is coming from the masculine verb.

“broken.” The Hebrew word is nathaq (#05423 נָתַק), which is not the usual word for “broken.” It can mean “broken,” but it more specifically means to tear apart.

Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 4:12