Ecclesiastes 11:7
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New International Version
Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.

New Living Translation
Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning.

English Standard Version
Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.

New American Standard Bible
The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.

King James Bible
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Light is sweet, and it is pleasing for the eyes to see the sun.

International Standard Version
How sweet is the daylight, and how pleasant it is for someone's eyes to behold the sunshine!

NET Bible
Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for a person to see the sun.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Light is sweet, and it is good for one's eyes to see the sun.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the light is sweet, And a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

New American Standard 1977
The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun,

King James 2000 Bible
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

American King James Version
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

American Standard Version
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The light is sweet, and it is delightful for the eyes to see the sun.

Darby Bible Translation
Now the light is sweet, and pleasant is it to the eyes to see the sun;

English Revised Version
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

Webster's Bible Translation
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

World English Bible
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.

Young's Literal Translation
Sweet also is the light, And good for the eyes to see the sun.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:7-10 Life is sweet to bad men, because they have their portion in this life; it is sweet to good men, because it is the time of preparation for a better; it is sweet to all. Here is a caution to think of death, even when life is most sweet. Solomon makes an effecting address to young persons. They would desire opportunity to pursue every pleasure. Then follow your desires, but be assured that God will call you into judgment. How many give loose to every appetite, and rush into every vicious pleasure! But God registers every one of their sinful thoughts and desires, their idle words and wicked words. If they would avoid remorse and terror, if they would have hope and comfort on a dying bed, if they would escape misery here and hereafter, let them remember the vanity of youthful pleasures. That Solomon means to condemn the pleasures of sin is evident. His object is to draw the young to purer and more lasting joys. This is not the language of one grudging youthful pleasures, because he can no longer partake of them; but of one who has, by a miracle of mercy, been brought back in safety. He would persuade the young from trying a course whence so few return. If the young would live a life of true happiness, if they would secure happiness hereafter, let them remember their Creator in the days of their youth.
Study Bible
Enjoy Your Years
6Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good. 7The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun. 8Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 6:5
"It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; it is better off than he.

Ecclesiastes 7:11
Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.
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