23 For (A)all his days are full of sorrow, and his (B)work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity.

24 (C)There is nothing better for a person than that he should (D)eat and drink and find enjoyment[a] in his toil. This also, I saw, is (E)from the hand of God, 25 for apart from him[b] who can eat or who can have enjoyment?

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 2:24 Or and make his soul see good
  2. Ecclesiastes 2:25 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts apart from me

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, TruTone, Chocolate/Blue, Ivy Design
ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, TruTone, Chocolate/Blue, Ivy Design
Retail: $64.99
Our Price: $27.99
Save: $37.00 (57%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Premium Gift Bible (TruTone, Tan, Ornament Design)
ESV Premium Gift Bible (TruTone, Tan, Ornament Design)
Retail: $16.99
Our Price: $8.49
Save: $8.50 (50%)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Brown, Cross Design)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Brown, Cross Design)
Retail: $44.99
Our Price: $19.99
Save: $25.00 (56%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV 2-Column Journaling Bible, Mahogany Brown - Genuine Leather
ESV 2-Column Journaling Bible, Mahogany Brown - Genuine Leather
Retail: $89.99
Our Price: $18.49
Save: $71.50 (79%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors