Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.

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Bible References

It is good and comely

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.
Ecclesiastes 3:12
I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.
Ecclesiastes 8:15
Then I commended joy, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be cheerful. For that shall abide with him in his labor [all] the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.
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.
Ecclesiastes 11:9
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 thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes. But know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgmen
1 Timothy 6:17
Command the rich in the present age not to be arrogant, nor hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in the living God, who supplies us all things abundantly for enjoyment,

It is his

Ecclesiastes 2:10
And whatever my eyes desired I kept not from them. I did not withhold my heart from any joy. For my heart rejoiced because of all my labor, and this was my portion from all my labor.
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 shall bring him [back] to see what shall be after him?
Jeremiah 52:34
And for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him by the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.

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Ecclesiastes 3:13
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor. [It] is the gift of God.