Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
He has made every thing beautiful in his time: even the world he has given over to their will, in such a way that no man can attain to this work that God makes from the beginning to the end.
And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.
Behold therefore the good which I have seen: that good is to eat and to drink and to enjoy of the good of all his labour that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God gives him; for it is his portion.
Therefore I commended joy because a man has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God gives him under the sun.
Go, eat thy bread with joy and drink thy wine with a joyful heart that thy works might be acceptable unto God.
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth and walk in the ways of thine heart and in the sight of thine eyes; but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
and there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye and your households shall rejoice in every work of your hands in which the LORD thy God has blessed thee.
And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God and worship before the LORD thy God.
Because thou didst not serve the LORD thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
not slothful in earnest care, but fervent in the Spirit, serving the Lord,
Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice.
For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of the life of his vanity which he causes to be as a shadow? for who shall teach the man what shall be after him under the sun?
for he does not know that which shall be; nor when it shall be. Who will teach it to him?
For man also does not know his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net and as the birds that are caught in the snare, so are the sons of men snared in the evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.
The fool multiplies words and says, Man cannot tell what shall be, and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
His sons shall be honoured and he shall not know of it; or they shall be afflicted, but he shall not perceive of them.
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel, for these words are closed up and sealed until the time of the fulfillment.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the affliction thereof.