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.
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.
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.
Ecclesiastes 3:13 Parallel
LibraryFor what Christian Men of Our Time Being Free from the Marriage Bond...
15. For what Christian men of our time being free from the marriage bond, having power to contain from all sexual intercourse, seeing it to be now "a time," as it is written, "not of embracing, but of abstaining from embrace,"  would not choose rather to keep virginal or widowed continence, than (now that there is no obligation from duty to human society) to endure tribulation of the flesh, without which marriages cannot be (to pass over in silence other things from which the Apostle spares.) …
St. Augustine—On the Good of Marriage
The Conclusion of the Matter
"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.
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.
Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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