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Ecclesiastes 9:7

    Ecclesiastes 9:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Come, take your bread with joy, and your wine with a glad heart. God has taken pleasure in your works.

    Webster's Revision

    Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.

    World English Bible

    Go your way--eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your works.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 9:7

    Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy - Do not vex and perplex yourselves with the dispensations and mysteries of Providence; enjoy the blessings which God has given you, and live to his glory; and then God will accept your works.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 9:7

    Read these six verses connectedly, in order to arrive at the meaning of the writer; and compare Ecclesiastes 2:1-12.

    After the description Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 of the portionless condition of the dead, the next thought which occurs is that the man who is prosperous and active should simply enjoy his portion all through this life Ecclesiastes 9:7-10; and then Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 follows the correcting thought (see Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 note), introduced as usual Ecclesiastes 2:12; Ecclesiastes 4:1, Ecclesiastes 4:7 by "I returned," namely, that the course of events is disposed and regulated by another will than that of man.

    The person addressed is one whose life of labor is already pleasing to God, and who bears visible tokens of God's favor.

    Ecclesiastes 9:7

    Now accepteth - Rather: "already has pleasure in." Joy (the marginal reference note) is regarded as a sign of the approbation and favor of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 9:7

    9:7 Go - Make this use of what I have said. Eat - Chearfully and thankfully enjoy thy comforts. Accepteth - Allows thee a comfortable enjoyment of his blessings.