Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.

King James Version

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

Holman Bible

Go, eat your bread with pleasure, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already accepted your works.

International Standard Version

Go ahead and enjoy your meals as you eat. Drink your wine with a joyful attitude, because God already has approved your actions.

A Conservative Version

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

Amplified

Go your way, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a cheerful heart [if you are righteous, wise, and in the hands of God]; for God has already approved and accepted your works.

Bible in Basic English

Come, take your bread with joy, and your wine with a glad heart. God has taken pleasure in your works.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

Go eat in joy thy bread, and drink thy wine in a good heart; for already God was satisfied with thy works.

King James 2000

Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now is pleased with your works.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Go thou thy way then, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with gladness, for thy works please God.

NET Bible

Go, eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, because God has already approved your works.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Go thy way - eat, with gladness, thy food, and drink, with a happy heart, thy wine, - when already God is well pleased with thy works.

Webster

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Go, eat with joy thy bread, and drink with a glad heart thy wine, for already hath God been pleased with thy works.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Go thy way
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

with joy
שׂמחה 
Simchah 
Usage: 93

and drink
שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 218

יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

now
כּבר 
K@bar 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

Enjoy Life While It Lasts

6 As well their love, as their hatred and their envy, is perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun. 7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works. 8 Let thy garments be always white; and let not thy head lack oil.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:15

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that shall abide with him in his labor all the days of his life which God hath given him under the sun.

Genesis 4:4-5

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Jehovah had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Genesis 12:19

why saidst thou, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

Exodus 24:8-11

And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Jehovah hath made with you concerning all these words.

Deuteronomy 12:7

and there ye shall eat before Jehovah your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein Jehovah thy God hath blessed thee.

Deuteronomy 12:12

And ye shall rejoice before Jehovah your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and the Levite that is within your gates, forasmuch as he hath no portion nor inheritance with you.

Deuteronomy 16:14-15

and thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

1 Kings 8:66

On the eighth day he sent the people away; and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that Jehovah had showed unto David his servant, and to Israel his people.

1 Chronicles 16:1-3

And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.

1 Chronicles 29:21-23

And they sacrificed sacrifices unto Jehovah, and offered burnt-offerings unto Jehovah, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink-offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel,

2 Chronicles 30:23-27

And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept other'seven days with gladness.

Nehemiah 8:10-12

Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye grieved; for the joy of Jehovah is your strength.

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

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 3:12-13

I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good so long as they live.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Behold, that which I have seen to be good and to be comely is for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy good in all his labor, wherein he laboreth under the sun, all the days of his life which God hath given him: for this is his portion.

Ecclesiastes 10:19

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.

Mark 7:29

And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter.

Luke 11:41

But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, all things are clean unto you.

John 4:50

Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way.

Acts 10:35

but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him.

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