Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God.

King James Version

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

Holman Bible

It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts.

International Standard Version

moreover, every person should eat, drink, and enjoy the benefits of everything that he undertakes, since it is a gift from God.

A Conservative Version

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor. [It] is the gift of God.

American Standard Version

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.

Amplified

and also that every man should eat and drink and see and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

Bible in Basic English

And for every man to take food and drink, and have joy in all his work, is a reward from God.

Darby Translation

yea also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labour, it is the gift of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And also every man shall eat and drink, and see the good in all his labor; it is the gift of God.

King James 2000

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And for anyone to eat and drink, that is, {to enjoy the fruit of all his toil}, this also is a gift of God.

Modern King James verseion

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For all that a man eateth and drinketh, yea whatsoever a man enjoyeth of all his labor, the same is a gift of God.

NET Bible

and also that everyone should eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all his toil, for these things are a gift from God.

New Heart English Bible

Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.

The Emphasized Bible

Though indeed, that any man should eat and drink, and see blessedness, in all his toil, it is, the gift of God.

Webster

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

World English Bible

Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

yea, even every man who eateth and hath drunk and seen good by all his labour, it is a gift of God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

and drink
שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 218

and enjoy
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

it is the gift
מתּת 
Mattath 
Usage: 6

References

Context Readings

No One Understands God's Mysterious Plan

12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; 13 moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.

Deuteronomy 28:30-31

You shall betroth a wife, but another man will violate her; you shall build a house, but you will not live in it; you shall plant a vineyard, but you will not use its fruit.

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things;

Judges 6:3-6

For it was when Israel had sown, that the Midianites would come up with the Amalekites and the sons of the east and go against them.

Psalm 128:2

When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward.

Ecclesiastes 6:2

a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.

Isaiah 65:21-23

“They will build houses and inhabit them;
They will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

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