Enjoy Life with the One You Love
Go, k eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.
l Let your garments be always white. Let not m oil be lacking on your head.
Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your n vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your o portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.
Whatever your hand finds to do, p do it with your might, q for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God.
Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will be after him under the sun?
In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing.
And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil.
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.