New Living Translation
And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from 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.
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.
World English Bible
Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:13 Should eat - Use what God hath given him.
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There you and your families will feast in the presence of the LORD your God, and you will rejoice in all you have accomplished because the LORD your God has blessed you.
Afterward you may go and celebrate because of all the good things the LORD your God has given to you and your household. Remember to include the Levites and the foreigners living among you in the celebration.
Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous?
After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. And while still seeking wisdom, I clutched at foolishness. In this way, I tried to experience the only happiness most people find during their brief life in this world.
So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.
And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life--this is indeed a gift from God.
So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.
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