New American Bible (Revised Edition)
18 Those to whom God gives riches and property, and grants power to partake of them, so that they receive their lot and find joy in the fruits of their toil: This is a gift from God. 19 For they will hardly dwell on the shortness of life, because God lets them busy themselves with the joy of their heart.[a]Read full chapter
- 5:19 The joys of life, though temporary and never assured, keep one from dwelling on the ills which afflict humanity.