Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Go, eat thy bread with joy and drink thy wine with a joyful heart that thy works might be acceptable unto God.

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 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing 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 now accepteth thy works. 8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.


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 merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth 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 the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Genesis 12:19

Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to 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 the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.

Deuteronomy 12:7

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

Deuteronomy 12:12

And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.

Deuteronomy 16:14-15

And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, 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 the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

1 Chronicles 16:1-3

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

1 Chronicles 29:21-23

And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, 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 them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

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.

Ecclesiastes 10:19

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

Mark 7:29

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

Luke 11:41

But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

John 4:50

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

Acts 10:35

But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

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