Ecclesiastes 3:13
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New International Version
That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil--this is the gift of God.

New Living Translation
And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.

English Standard Version
also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.

New American Standard Bible
moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor-- it is the gift of God.

King James Bible
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts.

International Standard Version
moreover, every person should eat, drink, and enjoy the benefits of everything that he undertakes, since it is a gift from God.

NET Bible
and also that everyone should eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all his toil, for these things are a gift from God.

New Heart English Bible
Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is a gift from God to be able to eat and drink and experience the good that comes from every kind of hard work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy pleasure for all his labour, is the gift of God.

New American Standard 1977
moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour; it is the gift of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

American King James Version
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

American Standard Version
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For every man that eateth and drinketh, and seeth good of his labour, this is the gift of God.

Darby Bible Translation
yea also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labour, it is the gift of God.

English Revised Version
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labour, is the gift of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

World English Bible
Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.

Young's Literal Translation
yea, even every man who eateth and hath drunk and seen good by all his labour, it is a gift of God.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:11-15 Every thing is as God made it; not as it appears to us. We have the world so much in our hearts, are so taken up with thoughts and cares of worldly things, that we have neither time nor spirit to see God's hand in them. The world has not only gained possession of the heart, but has formed thoughts against the beauty of God's works. We mistake if we think we were born for ourselves; no, it is our business to do good in this life, which is short and uncertain; we have but little time to be doing good, therefore we should redeem time. Satisfaction with Divine Providence, is having faith that all things work together for good to them that love him. God doeth all, that men should fear before him. The world, as it has been, is, and will be. There has no change befallen us, nor has any temptation by it taken us, but such as is common to men.
Study Bible
The Excellence in God's Works
12I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime; 13moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor-- it is the gift of God. 14I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:7
"There also you and your households shall eat before the LORD your God, and rejoice in all your undertakings in which the LORD your God has blessed you.

Deuteronomy 26:11
and you and the Levite and the alien who is among you shall rejoice in all the good which the LORD your God has given you and your household.

Psalm 34:12
Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good?

Ecclesiastes 2:3
I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly, until I could see what good there is for the sons of men to do under heaven the few years of their lives.

Ecclesiastes 2:24
There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 5:19
Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 8:15
So I commended pleasure, for there is nothing good for a man under the sun except to eat and to drink and to be merry, and this will stand by him in his toils throughout the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.
Treasury of Scripture

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 2:24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, …

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat …

Ecclesiastes 6:2 A man to whom God has given riches, wealth, and honor, so that he …

Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a …

Deuteronomy 28:30,31,47,48 You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: you …

Judges 6:3-6 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, …

Psalm 128:2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and …

Isaiah 65:21-23 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant …

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