And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.
Treasury of Scripture
Ecclesiastes 2:24 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 labor...
Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink...
Ecclesiastes 6:2 A man to whom God has given riches, wealth, and honor, so that he wants nothing for his soul of all that he desires...
Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.
Deuteronomy 28:30,31,47,48 You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: you shall build an house, and you shall not dwell therein...
Judges 6:3-6 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east...
Psalm 128:2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you.
Isaiah 65:21-23 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them...
ContextThe Excellence in God's Works
9What profit has he that works in that wherein he labors? 10I have seen the travail, which God has given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. 11He has made every thing beautiful in his time: also he has set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end. 12I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God. 14I know that, whatever God does, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God does it, that men should fear before him. 15That which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requires that which is past.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.
For every man that eateth and drinketh, and seeth good of his labour, this is the gift of God.
Darby Bible Translation
yea also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labour, it is the gift of God.
King James Bible
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
Young's Literal Translation
yea, even every man who eateth and hath drunk and seen good by all his labour, it is a gift of God.