New Living Translation
So go ahead. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this!
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Go, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.
World English Bible
Go your way--eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:7 Go - Make this use of what I have said. Eat - Chearfully and thankfully enjoy thy comforts. Accepteth - Allows thee a comfortable enjoyment of his blessings.
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Then the priest will lift them up as a special offering before the LORD. These are holy portions for the priest, along with the breast of the special offering and the thigh of the sacred offering that are lifted up before the LORD. After this ceremony the Nazirites may again drink wine.
So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.
Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life.
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.
When people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. But let them also remember there will be many dark days. Everything still to come is meaningless.
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