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Ecclesiastes 3:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it [is] the gift of God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— yea also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labour, it is the gift of God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Though indeed, that any man should eat and drink, and see blessedness, in all his toil, it is, the gift of God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— yea, even every man who eateth and hath drunk and seen good by all his labour, it [is] a gift of God.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For every man that eateth and drinketh, and seeth good of his labour, this is the gift of God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And also that euery man should eate and drinke, and enioy the good of all his labour: it [is] the gift of God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Also [in the case of] every man who shall eat and drink, and see good in all his labour, [this] is a gift of God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of Elohim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And also x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
that every man y120
[0120] Standard
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
should eat 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x7945
(7945) Complement
שֶׁל
shel
{shel}
For the relative H0834; used with prepositional prefix, and often followed by some pronoun affixed; on account of, what soever, which soever.
x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
x120
(0120) Complement
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
and drink, 8354
{8354} Prime
שָׁתָה
shathah
{shaw-thaw'}
A primitive root; to imbibe (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and enjoy 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the good 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
of all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
his labour, 5999
{5999} Prime
עָמָל
`amal
{aw-mawl'}
From H5998; toil, that is, wearing effort; hence worry, whether of body or mind.
it x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] the gift 4991
{4991} Prime
מַתָּת
mattath
{mat-tawth'}
Feminine of H4976 abbreviated; a present.
of lhm אֱלֹהִים. 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 3:13

_ _ Literally, “And also as to every man who eats ... this is the gift of God” (Ecclesiastes 3:22; Ecclesiastes 5:18). When received as God’s gifts, and to God’s glory, the good things of life are enjoyed in their due time and order (Acts 2:46; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Timothy 4:3, 1 Timothy 4:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:11-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ecclesiastes 3:13

Should eat — Use what God hath given him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ecclesiastes 3:13

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the (d) gift of God.

(d) Read (Ecclesiastes 2:24) and these places declare that we should do all things with sobriety and in the fear of God, as he gives not his gifts to the intent that they should be abused.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ecclesiastes 2:24 [There is] nothing better for a man, [than] that he should eat and drink, and [that] he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it [was] from the hand of God.
Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 Behold [that] which I have seen: [it is] good and comely [for one] to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it [is] his portion. ... For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth [him] in the joy of his heart.
Ecclesiastes 6:2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this [is] vanity, and it [is] an evil disease.
Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Deuteronomy 28:30-31 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. ... Thine ox [shall be] slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass [shall be] violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep [shall be] given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue [them].
Deuteronomy 28:47-48 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all [things]; ... Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all [things]: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
Judges 6:3-6 And [so] it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; ... And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.
Psalms 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy [shalt] thou [be], and [it shall be] well with thee.
Isaiah 65:21-23 And they shall build houses, and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. ... They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they [are] the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
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Dt 28:30, 47. Jg 6:3. Ps 128:2. Ec 2:24; 5:18; 6:2; 9:7. Is 65:21.

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