Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 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. 14 I know that, whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it. And God has done it that men should fear before him.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a man [than] that he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it is from the hand of God.

Deuteronomy 28:30-31

Thou shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lay with her. Thou shall build a house, and thou shall not dwell in it. Thou shall plant a vineyard, and shall not use the fruit of it.

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

Because thou served not LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things,

Judges 6:3-6

And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the sons of the east, they came up against them.

Psalm 128:2

For thou shall eat the labor of thy hands. Happy thou shall be, and it shall be well with thee.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

Behold, that which I have seen to be good and to be fitting is [for a man] to eat and to drink, and to enjoy good in all his labor in which he labors under the sun all the days of his life which God has given him, for this is his p

Ecclesiastes 6:2

A man to whom God gives riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to eat of it, but an alien eats it. This is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

Ecclesiastes 9:7

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

Isaiah 65:21-23

And they shall build houses, and inhabit them. And they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

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