Ecclesiastes 5:19

“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euery man also to whom God hath giuen riches and wealth, and hath giuen him power to eate thereof, and to take his portion, and to reioyce in his labour; this is the gift of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor-this is the gift of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every man to whom God has given money and wealth and the power to have pleasure in it and to do his part and have joy in his work: this is given by God.
- Basic English Bible

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and power to eat thereof, and to take his portion and to rejoice in his labour: that is a gift of God.
- Darby Bible

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat of it, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
- Webster's Bible

Every man also to whom God has given riches and wealth, and has given him power to eat of it, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor--this is the gift of God.
- World English Bible

Every man also to whom God hath given wealth and riches, and hath given him power to eat of it, and to accept his portion, and to rejoice in his labour, this is a gift of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:18) Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour--this is the gift of God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 5:19


5:19 To take - To use what God hath given him.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 5

  • Zenaida
    Our life is God's gift,and He wants us to enjoy it,but let us not forget that we can take nothing with us when we die, so let us be content with what we have for everything is from Him.
  • Dean COOPER
    Be careful of.what you say or.promise be VERY CAREFUL OF STONES YOU THROW GOD SEES ALL AND KNOWS ALL
  • Brenda Giles
    God is so good, loving, and merciful. Yes he is forgiving But...... I am soooo glad God is not like MAN when it comes to forgiveness. Love Brenda G.
  • Derek Knotek for verse 10
    It so very.very true. Amen.
  • Sajitha jayan
    it helped me to clarify the doubts in my life.
  • Alija
    Try not to make a promise that you won 't do it again! Rather ask GOD to help you to overcome your sin and when you are weak and tempted by the flesh go to our LORD and pray for strength and guidance! Remember GOD knows your heart and he will give you strength when you feel week! And encourage you to listen to the Holy Spirit within! If you sin unintentionally and ask GOD for forgiveness he will not hold back his mercy! He is after all your loving FATHER and wants to give you a free conscience!! The flesh is weak but the Holy Spirit it strong! Listen to the small voice in your gut before you do something that may lead you to sin, if it doesn 't feel right then it 's the Holy Spirit talking to you! You just have to learn to hear that voice, most of us forget to listen to that voice and follow our head, that 's what can sometimes lead to sin, the Holy Spirit will never lie or mislead you, if it doesn 't feel right, "it " isn 't right GOD bless you

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