18 Here is what I have seen to be (A)good and [a]fitting: to eat, to drink, and [b]enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he labors under the sun during the few [c]years of his life which God has given him; for this is his [d](B)reward. 19 Furthermore, as for every person to whom (C)God has given riches and wealth, He has also (D)given him the opportunity to [e]enjoy them and to receive his [f]reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the (E)gift of God. 20 For he will not often call to mind the [g]years of his life, because (F)God keeps [h]him busy with the joy of his heart.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 5:18 Lit beautiful
  2. Ecclesiastes 5:18 Lit see good
  3. Ecclesiastes 5:18 Or days
  4. Ecclesiastes 5:18 Or share
  5. Ecclesiastes 5:19 Lit eat from it
  6. Ecclesiastes 5:19 Or share
  7. Ecclesiastes 5:20 Or days
  8. Ecclesiastes 5:20 As in LXX