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Ecclesiastes 3:22

    Ecclesiastes 3:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him back to see what shall be after him?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So I saw that there is nothing better than for a man to have joy in his work--because that is his reward. Who will make him see what will come after him?

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him back to see what shall be after him?

    World English Bible

    Therefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who can bring him to see what will be after him?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him back to see what shall be after him?

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 3:22

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:22

    A man should rejoice in his own works - Do not turn God's blessings into sin by perverseness and complaining; make the best of life. God will sweeten its bitters to you, if you be faithful. Remember this is the state to prepare for glory; and the evils of life may be so sanctified to you as to work for your good. Though even wretched without, you may be happy within; for God can make all grace to abound towards you. You may be happy if you please; cry to God, who never rejects the prayer of the humble, and gives his Holy Spirit to all them that ask him.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:22

    What shall be after him - i. e., What shall become of the results of his work after he is dead. Compare Ecclesiastes 2:19; Ecclesiastes 6:12.