New American Standard Bible
The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.
King James Bible
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:
Darby Bible Translation
Now the light is sweet, and pleasant is it to the eyes to see the sun;
World English Bible
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.
Young's Literal Translation
Sweet also is the light, And good for the eyes to see the sun.
Ecclesiastes 11:7 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The preceding exhortation to a life of labor in the sight of God is now addressed especially to the active and the young; and is enforced by another consideration, namely, the transitory character of all that sustains youth.
The light ... the sun - Gifts of God which cheer man's toil, but which he almost ceases to appreciate in his old age.
LibraryOf Confession and Self-Examination
Of Confession and Self-examination Self-examination should always precede Confession, and in the nature and manner of it should be conformable to the state of the soul: the business of those that are advanced to the degree of which we now treat, is to lay their whole souls open before God, who will not fail to enlighten them, and enable them to see the peculiar nature of their faults. This examination, however, should be peaceful and tranquil, and we should depend on God for the discovery and knowledge …
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
"It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; it is better off than he.
Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.
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