24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(A) and find satisfaction in their own toil.(B) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(C) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?(D)

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13 “But the vine answered, ‘Should I give up my wine,(A) which cheers both gods and humans, to hold sway over the trees?’

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Wash,(A) put on perfume,(B) and get dressed in your best clothes.(C) Then go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.(D)

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12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink,(A) and find satisfaction(B) in all their toil—this is the gift of God.(C)

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18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink(A) and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor(B) under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.

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15 So I commend the enjoyment of life(A), because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink(B) and be glad.(C) Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.

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