Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
There is nothing better for a man than taking meat and drink, and having delight in his work. This again I saw was from the hand of God.
I am certain that there is nothing better for a man than to be glad, and to do good while life is in him.
This is what I have seen: it is good and fair for a man to take meat and drink and to have joy in all his work under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; that is his reward.
Wandering of the desire
If my steps have been turned out of the way, or if my heart went after my eyes, or if the property of another is in my hands;
The night-spirit has two daughters, Give, give. There are three things which are never full, even four which never say, Enough:
For in the past, your yoke was broken by your hands and your cords parted; and you said, I will not be your servant; for on every high hill and under every branching tree, your behaviour was like that of a loose woman
A man to whom God gives money, wealth, and honour so that he has all his desires but God does not give him the power to have joy of it, and a strange man takes it. This is to no purpose and an evil disease.
All is to no purpose, said the Preacher, all the ways of man are to no purpose.
Then I saw all the works which my hands had made, and everything I had been working to do; and I saw that all was to no purpose and desire for wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
And I saw that the cause of all the work and of everything which is done well was man's envy of his neighbour. This again is to no purpose and a desire for wind.