Ecclesiastes 3:13
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.

Berean Study Bible
and also that every man should eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his labor—this is the gift of God.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
because God's gift to us is the happiness we get from our food and drink and from the work we do.

Good News Translation
All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for. It is God's gift.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Also in the case of every man who shall eat and drink, and see good in all his labour, this is a 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.
Study Bible
God's Works Remain Forever
12I know that there is nothing better for men than to rejoice and do good while they live, 13and also that every man should eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his labor— this is the gift of God. 14I know that everything God does will remain forever; nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God works that men should revere Him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:7
There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your households shall eat and rejoice in all you do, because the LORD your God has blessed you.

Deuteronomy 26:11
So you shall rejoice--you, the Levite, and the foreigner dwelling among you--in all the good things the LORD your God has given to you and your household.

Psalm 34:12
Who is the man who delights in life, who desires to see many good days?

Ecclesiastes 2:3
My mind, all the while guiding me with wisdom, sought to cheer my body with wine and embrace folly, until I could see what was worthwhile for men to do under heaven during the few days of their lives.

Ecclesiastes 2:24
Nothing is better for man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work. I have also seen that this is from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 5:19
Furthermore, God has given riches and wealth to every man, and He has enabled him to enjoy them, to accept his lot, and to rejoice in his labor. This is a gift from God.

Ecclesiastes 8:15
So I commended the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be merry. For this joy will accompany him in his labor during the days of his life that God gives 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, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20
Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion…

Ecclesiastes 6:2
A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.







Lexicon
and also
וְגַ֤ם (wə·ḡam)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

that every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

man
הָאָדָם֙ (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

should eat
שֶׁיֹּאכַ֣ל (še·yō·ḵal)
Pronoun - relative | Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

and drink
וְשָׁתָ֔ה (wə·šā·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

and find
וְרָאָ֥ה (wə·rā·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

satisfaction
ט֖וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

in all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his labor—
עֲמָל֑וֹ (‘ă·mā·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind

this is
הִֽיא׃ (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

the gift
מַתַּ֥ת (mat·taṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4991: A present

of God.
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(13, 14) Ecclesiasticus 11:17; Ecclesiasticus 18:6.

Verse 13. - And also that every man should eat and drink... it is the gift of God. This enforces and intensifies the statement in the preceding verse; not only the power to "do good," but even to enjoy what comes in his way (see on Ecclesiastes 2:24), man must receive from God. When we pray for our daily bread, we also ask for ability to take, assimilate, and profit by the supports and comforts afforded to us. "It" is better omitted, as "is the gift of God" forms the predicate of the sentence. Ecclesiastes 11:17, "The gift of the Lord remaineth with the godly, and his favor bringeth prosperity for ever." 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.
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