Parallel Verses

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.

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;

A Conservative Version

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

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,

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. He has also set eternity in their hearts, yet so that man can't 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 Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.



Cross References

Psalm 37:3

Trust in the LORD, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture.

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 can bring him to see what will be after him?

Deuteronomy 28:63

It shall happen that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to cause you to perish, and to destroy you; and you shall be plucked from off the land where you go in to possess it.

Ecclesiastes 9:7-9

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

Isaiah 64:5

You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned. We have been in sin for a long time; and shall we be saved?

Luke 11:41

But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and see, all things will be clean to you.

Acts 20:35

In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help 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 the Lord always. Again I will say, Rejoice.

1 Thessalonians 5:15-16

See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.

1 Timothy 6:18

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

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