Ecclesiastes 8:15
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.

English Standard Version
And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I commended enjoyment because there is nothing better for man under the sun than to eat, drink, and enjoy himself, for this will accompany him in his labor during the days of his life that God gives him under the sun.

International Standard Version
So then I recommended enjoyment of life, because it is better on earth for a man to eat, drink, and be happy, since this will stay with him throughout his struggle all the days of his life, which God grants him on earth.

NET Bible
So I recommend the enjoyment of life, for there is nothing better on earth for a person to do except to eat, drink, and enjoy life. So joy will accompany him in his toil during the days of his life which God gives him on earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I recommend the enjoyment [of life]. People have nothing better to do under the sun than to eat, drink, and enjoy themselves. This joy will stay with them while they work hard during their brief lives which God has given them under the sun.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I commended joy because a man has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God gives him under the sun.

King James 2000 Bible
Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him in his labor all the days of his life, which God gives him under the sun.

American King James Version
Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labor the days of his life, which God gives him under the sun.

American Standard Version
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that shall abide with him in his labor all the days of his life which God hath given him under the sun.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I commended mirth, because there was no good for a man under the sun, but to eat, and drink, and be merry, and that he should take nothing else with him of his labour in the days of his life, which God hath given him under the sun.

Darby Bible Translation
And I commended mirth, because there is nothing better for man under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry; for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God hath given him under the sun.

English Revised Version
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him in his labour all the days of his life which God hath given him under the sun.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labor the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.

World English Bible
Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that will accompany him in his labor all the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have praised mirth because there is no good to man under the sun except to eat and to drink, and to rejoice, and it remaineth with him of his labour the days of his life that God hath given to him under the sun.

Prediker 8:15 Afrikaans PWL
Toe beveel ek vreugde aan, want daar is niks beters vir die mens onder die son as om te eet en te drink en hom te verheug nie, want dit sal hom in sy harde werk vergesel al die dae van sy lewe wat God hom gee onder die son;

Predikuesi 8:15 Albanian
Kështu lëvdova harenë, sepse nuk ka gjë më të mirë për njeriun nën diell se të hajë, të pijë dhe të jetë i gëzuar, sepse kjo i mbetet në mundin e tij gjatë ditëve të jetës që Perëndia i ka dhënë nën diell.

ﺍﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺔ 8:15 Arabic: Smith & Van Dyke
فمدحت الفرح لانه ليس للانسان خير تحت الشمس الا ان يأكل ويشرب ويفرح وهذا يبقى له في تعبه مدة ايام حياته التي يعطيه الله اياها تحت الشمس

Dyr Prödiger 8:15 Bavarian
Daa empfilh i halt grad non ainfach d Freud: Für n Menschn geit s nix Bössers, als däß yr isst und trinkt und er sein Gaudi haat, zamt seinn gantzn töglichnen Unmueß, so lang wie s iem dyr Herrgot in derer Welt gunnt.

Еклесиаст 8:15 Bulgarian
Затова аз похвалих веселбата, Защото за човека няма по-добро под слънцето, Освен да яде и да пие и да се весели, И това да му остава от труда му, През [всичките дни] на живота му, които Бог му е дал под слънцето.

現代標點和合本 (CUVMP Traditional)
我就稱讚快樂,原來人在日光之下,莫強如吃喝快樂。因為他在日光之下,神賜他一生的年日,要從勞碌中時常享受所得的。

现代标点和合本 (CUVMP Simplified)
我就称赞快乐,原来人在日光之下,莫强如吃喝快乐。因为他在日光之下,神赐他一生的年日,要从劳碌中时常享受所得的。

傳 道 書 8:15 Chinese Bible: Union (Traditional)
我 就 稱 讚 快 樂 , 原 來 人 在 日 光 之 下 , 莫 強 如 吃 喝 快 樂 ; 因 為 他 在 日 光 之 下 ,   神 賜 他 一 生 的 年 日 , 要 從 勞 碌 中 , 時 常 享 受 所 得 的 。

傳 道 書 8:15 Chinese Bible: Union (Simplified)
我 就 称 赞 快 乐 , 原 来 人 在 日 光 之 下 , 莫 强 如 吃 喝 快 乐 ; 因 为 他 在 日 光 之 下 ,   神 赐 他 一 生 的 年 日 , 要 从 劳 碌 中 , 时 常 享 受 所 得 的 。

Ecclesiastes 8:15 Croatian Bible
Zato slavim veselje, jer nema čovjeku sreće pod suncem nego u jelu, pilu i nasladi. I to neka ga prati u njegovoj muci za života koji mu Bog dade pod suncem.

Kazatel 8:15 Czech BKR
A tak chválil jsem veselí, proto že nic nemá lepšího člověk pod sluncem, jediné aby jedl a pil, a veselil se, a že to pozůstává jemu z práce jeho ve dnech života jeho, kteréž dal jemu Bůh pod sluncem.

Prædikeren 8:15 Danish
Og jeg priste Glæden, fordi Mennesket ikke har andet Gode under Solen end at spise og drikke og være glad, og at dette ledsager ham under hans Flid i de Levedage, Gud giver ham under Solen.

Prediker 8:15 Dutch Staten Vertaling
Daarom prees ik de blijdschap, dewijl de mens niets beters heeft onder de zon, dan te eten, en te drinken, en blijde te zijn; want dat zal hem aankleven van zijn arbeid, de dagen zijns levens, die hem God geeft onder de zon.

Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְשִׁבַּ֤חְתִּֽי אֲנִי֙ אֶת־הַשִּׂמְחָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר אֵֽין־טֹ֤וב לָֽאָדָם֙ תַּ֣חַת הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ כִּ֛י אִם־לֶאֱכֹ֥ול וְלִשְׁתֹּ֖ות וְלִשְׂמֹ֑וחַ וְה֞וּא יִלְוֶ֣נּוּ בַעֲמָלֹ֗ו יְמֵ֥י חַיָּ֛יו אֲשֶׁר־נָֽתַן־לֹ֥ו הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים תַּ֥חַת הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ׃

WLC (Consonants Only)
ושבחתי אני את־השמחה אשר אין־טוב לאדם תחת השמש כי אם־לאכול ולשתות ולשמוח והוא ילונו בעמלו ימי חייו אשר־נתן־לו האלהים תחת השמש׃

Aleppo Codex
טו ושבחתי אני את השמחה אשר אין טוב לאדם תחת השמש כי אם לאכל ולשתות ולשמוח והוא ילונו בעמלו ימי חייו אשר נתן לו האלהים--תחת השמש

Prédikátor 8:15 Hungarian: Karoli
Annakokáért dicsérem vala én a vígasságot, hogy nincsen embernek jobb e világon, hanem hogy egyék, igyék és vígadjon; és ez kisérje õt munkájában az õ életének napjaiban, a melyeket ád néki Isten a nap alatt.

La predikanto 8:15 Esperanto
Kaj mi eklauxdis la gajecon, cxar ne ekzistas io pli bona por homo sub la suno, ol mangxi, trinki, kaj gaji, kaj ke cxi tio akompanu lin en liaj laboroj en la tagoj de lia vivo, kiujn donis al li Dio sub la suno.

SAARNAAJA 8:15 Finnish: Bible (1776)
Ja minä ylistin iloa, koska ei ihmisellä auringon alla ole mitään parempaa kuin syödä ja juoda ja olla iloinen; se seuraa häntä hänen vaivannäkönsä ohessa hänen elämänsä päivinä, jotka Jumala on antanut hänelle auringon alla.

Ecclésiaste 8:15 French: Darby
Et j'ai loue la joie, parce qu'il n'y a rien de bon pour l'homme, sous le soleil, que de manger et de boire et de se rejouir; et c'est ce qui lui demeurera de son travail durant les jours de sa vie que Dieu lui donne sous le soleil.

Ecclésiaste 8:15 French: Louis Segond (1910)
J'ai donc loué la joie, parce qu'il n'y a de bonheur pour l'homme sous le soleil qu'à manger et à boire et à se réjouir; c'est là ce qui doit l'accompagner au milieu de son travail, pendant les jours de vie que Dieu lui donne sous le soleil.

Ecclésiaste 8:15 French: Martin (1744)
C'est pourquoi j'ai prisé la joie, parce qu'il n'y a rien sous le soleil de meilleur à l'homme, que de manger et de boire, et de se réjouir; c'est aussi ce qui lui demeurera de son travail durant les jours de sa vie, que Dieu lui donne sous le soleil.

Prediger 8:15 German: Modernized
Darum lobte ich die Freude, daß der Mensch nichts Besseres hat unter der Sonne denn essen und trinken und fröhlich sein; und solches werde ihm von der Arbeit sein Leben lang, das ihm Gott gibt unter der Sonne.

Prediger 8:15 German: Luther (1912)
Darum lobte ich die Freude, daß der Mensch nichts Besseres hat unter der Sonne denn essen und trinken und fröhlich sein; und solches werde ihm von der Arbeit sein Leben lang, das ihm Gott gibt unter der Sonne.

Prediger 8:15 German: Textbibel (1899)
Und so pries ich die Freude; denn es giebt nichts Besseres für den Menschen unter der Sonne als zu essen und zu trinken und fröhlich zu sein; und das begleite ihn bei seiner Mühe während der Tage seines Lebens, die ihm Gott gegeben hat unter der Sonne.

Ecclesiaste 8:15 Italian: Riveduta Bible (1927)
Così io ho lodata la gioia, perché non v’è per l’uomo altro bene sotto il sole, fuori del mangiare, del bere e del gioire; questo è quello che lo accompagnerà in mezzo al suo lavoro, durante i giorni di vita che Dio gli dà sotto il sole.

Ecclesiaste 8:15 Italian: Giovanni Diodati Bible (1649)
Perciò, io ho lodata l’allegrezza; conciossiachè l’uomo non abbia altro bene sotto il sole, se non di mangiare, e di bere, e di gioire, e questo è quello ch’egli, con la sua fatica, ha in presto a’ dì della sua vita, che Iddio gli ha dati sotto il sole.

PENGKHOTBAH 8:15 Indonesian - Terjemahan Lama (TL)
Lalu kupuji akan kesukaan, karena di bawah langit satupun tiada bagi manusia yang terlebih baik dari pada makan minum dan bersuka-sukaan; maka ini juga tinggal padanya dari pada segala kelelahan sepanjang umur hidup, yang dikaruniakan Allah kepadanya di bawah langit ini.

전도서 8:15 Korean
이에 내가 희락을 칭찬하노니 이는 사람이 먹고 마시고 즐거워하는 것보다 해 아래서 나은 것이 없음이라 하나님이 사람으로 해 아래서 살게 하신 날 동안 수고하는 중에 이것이 항상 함께 있을것이니라

Ecclesiastes 8:15 Latin: Vulgata Clementina
Laudavi igitur lætitiam ; quod non esset homini bonum sub sole, nisi quod comederet, et biberet, atque gauderet, et hoc solum secum auferret de labore suo, in diebus vitæ suæ quos dedit ei Deus sub sole.

Koheleto knyga 8:15 Lithuanian
Tada aš gyriau linksmybę, nes žmogui nėra nieko geresnio po saule, kaip valgyti, gerti ir būti patenkintam. Tai pasiliks su juo jo darbuose per visas dienas, kurias Dievas jam davė po saule.

Ecclesiastes 8:15 Maori
Katahi ahau ka whakamoemiti ki te koa; no te mea kahore he mea pai ake ma te tangata i raro i te ra, ko te kai anake, ko te inu, ko te harakoa: ko tera hoki e mau ki a ia i roto i tona mauiui i nga ra o tona oranga, i homai nei e te Atua ki a ia i raro i te ra.

Predikerens 8:15 Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930)
Så priste jeg da gleden, fordi mennesket ikke har noget annet godt under solen enn å ete og drikke og være glad; og dette følger ham under hans strev i de levedager som Gud har gitt ham under solen.

Eclesiastés 8:15 Spanish: La Biblia de las Américas
Por tanto yo alabé el placer, porque no hay nada bueno para el hombre bajo el sol sino comer, beber y divertirse, y esto le acompañará en sus afanes en los días de su vida que Dios le haya dado bajo el sol.

Eclesiastés 8:15 Spanish: La Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos
Por tanto yo alabé el placer, porque no hay nada bueno para el hombre bajo el sol sino comer, beber y divertirse, y esto le acompañará en sus afanes en los días de su vida que Dios le haya dado bajo el sol.

Eclesiastés 8:15 Spanish: Reina Valera Gómez
Por tanto, alabé yo la alegría; pues el hombre no tiene mejor bien debajo del sol, que comer y beber y alegrarse; y que esto le quede de su trabajo los días de su vida que Dios le concede debajo del sol.

Eclesiastés 8:15 Spanish: Reina Valera 1909
Por tanto alabé yo la alegría; que no tiene el hombre bien debajo del sol, sino que coma y beba, y se alegre; y que esto se le quede de su trabajo los días de su vida que Dios le dió debajo del sol.

Eclesiastés 8:15 Spanish: Sagradas Escrituras 1569
Por tanto alabé yo la alegría; que no tenga el hombre bien debajo del sol, sino que coma y beba, y se alegre; y que esto le quede de su trabajo los días de su vida que Dios le dio debajo del sol.

Eclesiastes 8:15 Bíblia King James Atualizada Português
Portanto aconselho que se desfrute o melhor que a vida pode proporcionar, porquanto debaixo do sol não existe nada mais feliz para o ser humano do que simplesmente: comer, beber e alegrar-se. Essa é a felicidade que nos ajudará a superar os difíceis dias de trabalho durante todo o tempo de vida que Deus nos conceder debaixo do sol!

Eclesiastes 8:15 Portugese Bible
Exalto, pois, a alegria, porquanto o homem nenhuma coisa melhor tem debaixo do sol do que comer, beber e alegrar-se; porque isso o acompanhará no seu trabalho nos dias da sua vida que Deus lhe dá debaixo do sol.   

Ecclesiast 8:15 Romanian: Cornilescu
Am lăudat dar petrecerea, pentru că nu este altă fericire pentru om supt soare de cît să mănînce şi să bea şi să se veselească; iată ce trebuie să -l însoţească în mijlocul muncii lui, în zilele vieţii pe cari i le dă Dumnezeu supt soare.

Екклесиаст 8:15 Russian: Synodal Translation (1876)
И похвалил я веселье; потому что нет лучшего для человека под солнцем, как есть, пить и веселиться: это сопровождает его в трудах во дни жизни его, которые дал ему Бог под солнцем.

Екклесиаст 8:15 Russian koi8r
И похвалил я веселье; потому что нет лучшего для человека под солнцем, как есть, пить и веселиться: это сопровождает его в трудах во дни жизни его, которые дал ему Бог под солнцем.

Predikaren 8:15 Swedish (1917)
Så prisade jag då glädjen och fann att intet är bättre för människan under solen, än att hon äter ock dricker och är glad, så att detta får följa henne vid hennes möda, under de livsdagar som Gud giver henne under solen.

Ecclesiastes 8:15 Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)
Nang magkagayo'y pinuri ko ang kalayawan, sapagka't ang tao ay walang maiging bagay sa ilalim ng araw, kundi ang kumain, at uminom, at magsaya: sapagka't tatahang kasama niya sa kaniyang gawa lahat ng mga kaarawan ng kaniyang buhay na ibinigay ng Dios sa kaniya sa ilalim ng araw.

ปัญญาจารย์ 8:15 Thai: from KJV
แล้วข้าพเจ้าจึงสนับสนุนให้หาความสนุกสนาน ด้วยว่าภายใต้ดวงอาทิตย์ มนุษย์ไม่มีอะไรดีไปกว่ากินและดื่มกับชื่นชมยินดี ด้วยว่าอาการนี้คลุกคลีไปในการงานของตนตลอดปีเดือนแห่งชีวิตของตน ที่พระเจ้าทรงโปรดประทานแก่ตนภายใต้ดวงอาทิตย์

Vaiz 8:15 Turkish
Mutluluğu övgüye değer buldum. Çünkü güneşin altında insan için yiyip içmekten, mutlu olmaktan daha iyi bir şey yoktur. Çünkü Tanrının güneşin altında kendisine verdiği ömür boyunca çektiği zahmetten insana kalacak olan budur.

Truyeàân Ñaïo 8:15 Vietnamese (1934)
Ta bèn khen sự vui mừng, bởi vì dưới mặt trời chẳng có điều gì tốt cho loài người hơn là ăn, uống, và vui sướng; vì ấy là điều còn lại cho mình về công lao trọn trong các ngày của đời mình, mà Ðức Chúa Trời ban cho mình dưới mặt trời.

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