[a]Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of your (A)futile life which He has given you under the sun, [b]all the days of your futility; for this is your (B)reward in life and in your work which you have labored under the sun.

Whatever Your Hand Finds to Do

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, (C)do it with all your might; for there is no (D)activity, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in (E)Sheol where you are going.

11 I again saw under the sun that the (F)race is not to the swift and the (G)battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor (H)wealth to the discerning, nor favor to the skillful; for time and (I)chance overtake them all.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Lit See
  2. Ecclesiastes 9:9 all...your futility not found in some ancient versions