23 For all his days are filled with grief, and his occupation is sorrowful;(A) even at night, his mind does not rest.(B) This too is futile.

24 There is nothing better for man than to eat, drink, and enjoy[a][b] his work.(C) I have seen that even this is from God’s hand,(D) 25 because who can eat and who can enjoy life[c] apart from Him?[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 2:24 Syr, Tg; MT reads There is no good in man who eats and drinks and enjoys
  2. Ecclesiastes 2:24 Lit and his soul sees good
  3. Ecclesiastes 2:25 LXX, Theod, Syr read can drink
  4. Ecclesiastes 2:25 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr read me

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