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23 For all his days are full of pain, and his work is a vexation; even in the night his mind does not rest. This also is vanity.

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

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  1. Ecclesiastes 2:25 Gk Syr: Heb apart from me
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

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