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.
] which I have seen: [it is] good and comely
] 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.
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
, 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.
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
] 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
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.
] 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.
For thou shalt eat
the labour of thine hands: happy [shalt
] thou [be
], and [it shall
be] well with thee.
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.