New International Version
That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil--this 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I know that there is no good in them, but, etc. - Since God has so disposed the affairs of this world, that the great events of providence cannot be accelerated or retarded by human cares and anxieties, submit to God; make a proper use of what he has given: do thyself no harm, and endeavor as much as possible to do others good.
Enjoy, and bless thyself; let others share
The transient blessing: 'tis the gift of God.
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There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you.
Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the LORD your God has given to you and your household.
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly--my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives.
A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God,
Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil--this is a gift of God.
So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
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