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10 I did not restrain myself from getting whatever I wanted;[a]
I did not deny myself anything that would bring me pleasure.[b]
So all my accomplishments gave me joy;[c]
this was my reward for all my effort.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 2:10 tn Heb “all which my eyes asked for, I did not withhold from them.”
  2. Ecclesiastes 2:10 tn Heb “I did not refuse my heart any pleasure.” The term לִבִּי (libbi, “my heart”) is a synecdoche of part (i.e., heart) for the whole (i.e., whole person); see E. W. Bullinger, Figures of Speech, 648. The term is repeated twice in 2:10 for emphasis.
  3. Ecclesiastes 2:10 tn Heb “So my heart was joyful from all my toil.”
  4. Ecclesiastes 2:10 tn Heb “and this was my portion from all my toil.”

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