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Ecclesiastes 3:12

    Ecclesiastes 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good so long as they live.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am certain that there is nothing better for a man than to be glad, and to do good while life is in him.

    Webster's Revision

    I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good so long as they live.

    World English Bible

    I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good so long as they live.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:12

    I know that there is no good in them, but, etc. - Since God has so disposed the affairs of this world, that the great events of providence cannot be accelerated or retarded by human cares and anxieties, submit to God; make a proper use of what he has given: do thyself no harm, and endeavor as much as possible to do others good.

    Enjoy, and bless thyself; let others share

    The transient blessing: 'tis the gift of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:12

    In them - i. e., in the sons of men.

    To do good - In a moral sense. Physical enjoyment is referred to in Ecclesiastes 3:13.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:12

    3:12 Them - In creatures or worldly enjoyments. To do good - To employ them in acts of charity and liberality.