|New International Version (© 2011)|
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.
King James Bible
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
American Standard Version
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.
Young's Literal Translation
Go, eat with joy thy bread, and drink with a glad heart thy wine, for already hath God been pleased with thy works.
Ecclesiastes 9:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy - Do not vex and perplex yourselves with the dispensations and mysteries of Providence; enjoy the blessings which God has given you, and live to his glory; and then God will accept your works.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Genesis 12:19 Why said you, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way.
Mark 7:29 And he said to her, For this saying go your way; the devil is gone out of your daughter.
John 4:50 Jesus said to him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he went his way.
Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor...
Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life...
Ecclesiastes 5:18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink...
Ecclesiastes 8:15 Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry...
Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things.
Deuteronomy 12:7,12 And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households...
Deuteronomy 16:14,15 And you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite...
1 Kings 8:66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king...
1 Chronicles 16:1-3 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the middle of the tent that David had pitched for it...
1 Chronicles 29:21-23 And they sacrificed sacrifices to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings to the LORD, on the morrow after that day...
2 Chronicles 30:23-27 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness...
Nehemiah 8:10-12 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared...
Genesis 4:4,5 And Abel, he also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect to Abel and to his offering...
Exodus 24:8-11 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant...
Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to you.
Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.
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Numbers 6:20 The priest shall then wave these before the LORD as a wave offering; they are holy and belong to the priest, together with the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented. After that, the Nazirite may drink wine.
Ecclesiastes 2:24 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,
Ecclesiastes 7:14 When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.
Ecclesiastes 8:15 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.
Ecclesiastes 11:8 However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all. But let them remember the days of darkness, for there will be many. Everything to come is meaningless.