Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Both their love and their hatred and their envy, already had perished, - and, portion, had they none any longer, unto times age-abiding, in aught that was done under the sun. 7 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. 8 Continually, let thy garments be white, - and, ointment upon thy bead, let it not be lacking.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:15

Then extolled I, gladness, in that there was nothing better for a man, under the sun, than to eat and to drink, and to be glad, - since, that, should tarry with him in his toil, for the days of his life which God had given him under the sun.

Genesis 4:4-5

Abel, also, even, he, brought in of the firstlings of his sheep, and of their fat, and Yahweh approved of Abel and of his present;

Genesis 12:19

Wherefore saidst thou My sister, she; and so I was about to take her to me, to wife? But now, lo! thy wife take her and go thy way.

Exodus 24:8-11

Then Moses took the blood, and dashed over the people, and said, Lo! the blood of the covenant which Yahweh hath solemnised with you, over all these words.

Deuteronomy 12:7

and shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and rejoice in all whereunto ye are putting your hand, Ye, and your households, - wherewith Yahweh thy God hath blessed thee.

Deuteronomy 12:12

So shall ye rejoice before Yahweh your God, Ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your servants and your handmaids, - and the Levite that is within your gates, forasmuch as he hath neither portion nor inheritance with you.

Deuteronomy 16:14-15

And thou shalt rejoice in thy festival, - thou, and thy son and thy daughter, and thy servant and thy handmaid, and the Levite and the sojourner, and the fatherless and the widow, who are within thy gates.

1 Kings 8:66

And on the eighth day, he sent the people away, and they blessed the king, - and departed to their homes, rejoicing and glad of heart, over all the goodness which Yahweh had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

1 Chronicles 16:1-3

So they brought in the ark of God, and placed it in the midst of the tent, which David had pitched for it, - and they brought near ascending-sacrifices and peace-offerings, before God.

1 Chronicles 29:21-23

and sacrificed unto Yahweh sacrifices, and caused to go up ascending-offerings unto Yahweh, on the morrow of that day, a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, a thousand young sheep, and the drink-offerings thereof, - and sacrifices in abundance, for all Israel.

2 Chronicles 30:23-27

Then all the convocation took counsel, to keep seven days more, - and they kept seven days, with rejoicing.

Nehemiah 8:10-12

So he said unto them - Go your way, eat the fat and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared, for holy is the day, unto our Lord, - and be not grieved, for, the joy of Yahweh, is your strength.

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

There was nothing more blessed for Man than that he should eat and drink, and see his desireth for blessedness in his toil, - even this, saw, I myself, that, from the hand of God, it was.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

I know that there is no blessedness in them, - save to be glad, and to do well with one's life.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Lo! what, I myself, have seen - Better that it should be excellent to eat and to drink and to see blessedness, in all one's toil wherein one toileth under the sun, for the number of the days of his life, in that God hath given it him, for, that, is his portion:

Ecclesiastes 10:19

Merrily people make bread, and, wine, gladdeneth life, - but, money, answereth all things.

Mark 7:29

and he said to her - Because of this word, go thy way, the demon hath gone forth out of thy daughter;

Luke 11:41

Notwithstanding, as to the things within, give alms, and lo! everything, is, pure unto you.

John 4:50

Jesus saith unto him - Be going thy way: thy son, liveth! And the man believed in the word which Jesus spake to him, and at once went his way.

Acts 10:35

But, in every nation, he that feareth him and worketh righteousness, is acceptable unto him.

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