Ecclesiastes 9:7
Good News Translation
Go ahead--eat your food and be happy; drink your wine and be cheerful. It's all right with God.

Contemporary English Version
So be happy and enjoy eating and drinking! God decided long ago that this is what you should do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go then, and eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with gladness: because thy works please God.

New American Bible
Go, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart, because it is now that God favors your works.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Go then, and eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with gladness: because thy works please God.

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Genesis 12:19 For what cause didst thou say, she was thy sister, that I might take her to my wife? Now therefore there is thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

Mark 7:29 And he said to her: For this saying, go thy way. The devil is gone out of thy daughter.

John 4:50 Jesus saith to him: Go thy way. Thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him and went his way.

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Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 Is it not better to eat and drink, and to shew his soul good things of his labours? and this is from the hand of God. . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 And I have known that there was no better thing than to rejoice, and to do well in this life. . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:18 This therefore hath seemed good to me, that a man should eat and drink, and enjoy the fruit of his labour, wherewith he hath laboured under the sun, all the days of his life, which God hath given him: and this is his portion.

Ecclesiastes 8:15 Therefore I commended mirth, because there was no good for a man under the sun, but to eat, and drink, and be merry, and that he should take nothing else with him of his labour in the days of his life, which God hath given him under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 For laughter they make bread, and wine that the living may feast: and all things obey money.

Deuteronomy 12:7,12 And you shall eat there in the sight of the Lord your God: and you shall rejoice in all things, whereunto you shall put your hand, you and your houses wherein the Lord your God hath blessed you. . . .

Deuteronomy 16:14,15 And thou shalt make merry in thy festival time, thou, thy son, and thy daughter, thy manservant, and thy maidservant, the Levite also and the stranger, and the fatherless and the widow that are within thy gates. . . .

1 Kings 8:66 And on the eighth day, he sent away the people: and they blessed the king, and went to their dwellings, rejoicing, and glad in heart, for all the good things 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, which David had pitched for it: and they offered holocausts, and peace offerings before God. . . .

1 Chronicles 29:21-23 And they sacrificed victims to the Lord: and they offered holocausts the next day, a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, a thousand lambs, with their libations, and with every thing prescribed most abundantly for all Israel. . . .

2 Chronicles 30:23-27 And it pleased the whole multitude to keep other seven days: which they did with great joy. . . .

Nehemiah 8:10-12 And he said to them: Go, eat fat meats, and drink sweet wine, and send portions to them that have not prepared for themselves: because it is the holy day of the Lord, and be not sad: for the joy of the Lord is our strength. . . .

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Genesis 4:4,5 Abel also offered of the firstlings of his flock, and of their fat: and the Lord had respect to Abel, and to his offerings. . . .

Exodus 24:8-11 And he took the blood and sprinkled it upon the people, and he said: This is the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words. . . .

Luke 11:41 But yet that which remaineth, give alms: and behold, all things are clean unto you.

Acts 10:35 But in every nation, he that feareth him and worketh justice is acceptable to him.

Context
Enjoy Your Portion in This Life
7Go then, and eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with gladness: because thy works please God.8At all times let thy garments be white, and let not oil depart from thy head.…
Cross References
Numbers 6:20
And receiving them again from him, he shall elevate them in the sight of the Lord: and they being sanctified shall belong to the priest, as the breast, which was commanded to be separated, and the shoulder. After this the Nazarite may drink wine.

Ecclesiastes 2:24
Is it not better to eat and drink, and to shew his soul good things of his labours? and this is from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 7:14
In the good day enjoy good things, and beware beforehand of the evil day: for God hath made both the one and the other, that man may not find against him any just complaint.

Ecclesiastes 8:15
Therefore I commended mirth, because there was no good for a man under the sun, but to eat, and drink, and be merry, and that he should take nothing else with him of his labour in the days of his life, which God hath given him under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 11:8
If a man live many years, and have rejoiced in them all, he must remember the darksome time, and the many days: which when they shall come, the things past shall be accused of vanity.

Additional Translations
Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already approved your works:Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.

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

Go, eat thy bread with mirth, and drink thy wine with a joyful heart; for now God has favourably accepted thy works.

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

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

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

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

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