New International Version
Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.
King James Bible
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:
Darby Bible Translation
Now the light is sweet, and pleasant is it to the eyes to see the sun;
World English Bible
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.
Young's Literal Translation
Sweet also is the light, And good for the eyes to see the sun.
Ecclesiastes 11:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Truly the light is sweet - Life is dear to every man as the light of the sun is to the eye. A man would give all that he has for his life, and it is particularly dear to him when he is in ease and affluence: but let each remember that,
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA New Years Sermon to the Young
'Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.... Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.'--ECCLES. xi. 9; xii. 1. This strange, and in some places perplexing Book of Ecclesiastes, is intended to …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Curiosity a Temptation to Sin.
Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man--
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
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