Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of 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.

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 So I realized that there is {nothing better} for them than to {rejoice and enjoy themselves} during their lives. 13 And for anyone to eat and drink, that is, {to enjoy the fruit of all his toil}, this also is a gift of God. 14 I know everything God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing can be taken from it, for God so acts that humans might stand in awe before him.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a person than to eat and drink and {find delight} in his toil. For I also realized that this [is] from the hand of God!

Deuteronomy 28:30-31

You shall become engaged to a woman, but another man shall sleep with her; you shall build a house, but you shall not live in it; a vineyard you shall plant, but you shall not enjoy it.

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

"{Because} [of the fact] that you did not serve Yahweh your God with joy and with gladness of heart for the abundance of everything,

Judges 6:3-6

And whenever Israel sowed seed, the Midianites, Amalekites, and the people of [the] east would come up against them.

Psalm 128:2

You will indeed eat of the labor of your hands; you [will be] happy and [it will be] well with you.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

Look! I have discovered what is good and fitting: to eat and to drink and {to enjoy} all [the fruit of] the toil with which one toils under the sun during the number of the days of his life that God gives to him--for this [is] his lot.

Ecclesiastes 6:2

God gives a man wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires; yet God does not enable him to enjoy it--instead someone else ends up enjoying it. This [is] vanity--indeed, it [is] a grievous ill!

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go--eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart! For God already has approved your deeds.

Isaiah 65:21-23

And they shall build houses and inhabit [them], and they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

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