Ecclesiastes 3 :12

Ecclesiastes 3 :12 Translations

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.

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 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 no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

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.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 3 :12

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' Commentary 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 Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3 :12

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