New Living Translation
Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:7 Truly - It cannot be denied that life is in itself desirable.
Twice during Solomon's reign the Lord had appeared to him with words of approval and counsel--in the night vision at Gibeon, when the promise of wisdom, riches, and honor was accompanied by an admonition to remain humble and obedient; and after the dedication of the temple, when once more the Lord exhorted him to faithfulness. Plain were the admonitions, wonderful the promises, given to Solomon; yet of him who in circumstances, in character, and in life seemed abundantly fitted to heed the charge …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Jesus Attends the First Passover of his Ministry.
How those are to be Admonished who Decline the Office of Preaching Out of Too Great Humility, and those who Seize on it with Precipitate Haste.
Jeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
and he would never have seen the sun or known of its existence. Yet he would have had more peace than in growing up to be an unhappy man.
Wisdom is even better when you have money. Both are a benefit as you go through life.
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