12 I perceived that there is (A)nothing better for them than to be joyful and to (B)do good as long as they live; 13 also (C)that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is (D)God's gift to man.

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22 So I saw that there is (A)nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for (B)that is his lot. Who can bring him to see (C)what will be after him?

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18 Behold, what I have seen to be (A)good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment[a] in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his (B)lot.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 5:18 Or and see good

15 And I commend joy, for man (A)has nothing better under the sun but to (B)eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.

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17 As for the rich in (A)this present age, charge them (B)not to be haughty, nor (C)to set their hopes on (D)the uncertainty of riches, but on God, (E)who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

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