12 I know that there is (A)nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; 13 moreover, that every person who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—this is the (B)gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it. And God has so worked, that people will [a](C)fear Him. 15 (D)That which is, is what has already been, and that which will be has already been; and God [b]seeks what has passed by.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 3:14 Or be in awe before Him
  2. Ecclesiastes 3:15 Or finds

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