Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.

New American Standard Bible

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime;

King James Version

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

Holman Bible

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life.

International Standard Version

I have concluded that the only worthwhile thing for them is to take pleasure in doing good in life;

American Standard Version

I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good so long as they live.

Amplified

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good as long as they live;

Bible in Basic English

I am certain that there is nothing better for a man than to be glad, and to do good while life is in him.

Darby Translation

I know that there is nothing good for them but to rejoice and to do well in their life;

Julia Smith Translation

I knew that no good is in them, but to rejoice and to do good in his life.

King James 2000

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So I realized that there is {nothing better} for them than to {rejoice and enjoy themselves} during their lives.

Modern King James verseion

I know that there is no good in them, but to rejoice and to do good in his life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So I perceived, that in these things there is nothing better for a man, then to be merry and to do well so long as he liveth.

NET Bible

I have concluded that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to enjoy themselves as long as they live,

New Heart English Bible

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.

The Emphasized Bible

I know that there is no blessedness in them, - save to be glad, and to do well with one's life.

Webster

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

World English Bible

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.

Youngs Literal Translation

I have known that there is no good for them except to rejoice and to do good during their life,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
in them, but for a man to rejoice
שׂמח 
Samach 
Usage: 155

and to do

Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

No One Understands God's Mysterious Plan

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also he has set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor. [It] is the gift of God.



Cross References

Psalm 37:3

Trust in LORD, and do good. Dwell in the land, and feed on [his] faithfulness.

Ecclesiastes 3:22

Therefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works, for that is his portion. For who shall bring him [back] to see what shall be after him?

Deuteronomy 28:63

And it shall come to pass, that, as LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you, so LORD will rejoice over you to cause you to perish, and to destroy you. And ye shall be plucked from off the land where thou go in to

Ecclesiastes 9:7-9

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart, for God has already accepted thy works.

Isaiah 64:5

Thou meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember thee in thy ways. Behold, thou were angry, and we sinned. Therefore we have erred.

Luke 11:41

But give compassion, things that are inside, and behold, all things are clean to you.

Acts 20:35

I gave you a glimpse of all things, that so laboring ye ought to aid the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Philippians 4:4-9

Rejoice in Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice.

1 Thessalonians 5:15-16

See that not any man repays evil for evil to any man, but always pursue the good, both for each other and for all.

1 Timothy 6:18

to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,

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