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Ecclesiastes 11:7

    Ecclesiastes 11:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly the light is sweet, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.

    Webster's Revision

    Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

    World English Bible

    Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 11:7

    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,

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 11:7

    The preceding exhortation to a life of labor in the sight of God is now addressed especially to the active and the young; and is enforced by another consideration, namely, the transitory character of all that sustains youth.

    Ecclesiastes 11:7

    The light ... the sun - Gifts of God which cheer man's toil, but which he almost ceases to appreciate in his old age.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 11:7

    11:7 Truly - It cannot be denied that life is in itself desirable.