24 (A)There is nothing better for a person than that he should (B)eat and drink and find enjoyment[a] in his toil. This also, I saw, is (C)from the hand of God, 25 for apart from him[b] who can eat or who can have enjoyment? 26 For to the one who pleases him (D)God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given (E)the business of gathering and collecting, (F)only to give to one who pleases God. (G)This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 2:24 Or and make his soul see good
  2. Ecclesiastes 2:25 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts apart from me

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