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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Goe thy way, eate thy bread with ioy, and drinke thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy workes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Go {then,} eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Come, take your bread with joy, and your wine with a glad heart. God has taken pleasure in your works.
- Basic English Bible

Go, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.
- Darby Bible

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
- Webster's Bible

Go your way--eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your works.
- World English Bible

Go, eat with joy thy bread, and drink with a glad heart thy wine, for already hath God been pleased with thy works.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 9:7


9:7 Go - Make this use of what I have said. Eat - Chearfully and thankfully enjoy thy comforts. Accepteth - Allows thee a comfortable enjoyment of his blessings.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 9

  • Michael C.
    11-12>The Preacher writes about what natural man thinks determines all his life's purpose and success. Right up to the day of the cataclysm and catastrophe as if life would just go on indefinitely, the world is busy about everything else but the condition of their soul with God. The things that are highly esteemed of men are abomination in the sight of God. Faith and obedience is greatness to God.
  • Sheila M Robinson
    Yes, God took the wisdom of this world and made it foolish. That's how awesome our God is!
  • Lu2677
    It does not look like "a little city" is the "world" because in V. 14; there is nothing here that describes the world. "few men" "a king came against it", "and built great bulwarks against it". And the "Poor man" cannot be Jesus because in V.15 it says"yet, no man remembered that same poor man."Would like to see scripture that calls Satan a "king". He is referred to as the "Prince of darkness"
  • Aaron STJ
    Verses 9 to the last verse:
    The "little city" being talked about is the world,"the great king" is the devil and the "poor wise man"is Jesus.The devil managed to separate man away from God but Jesus,as poor as He was,using His wisdom,managed to overcome the devil and took back man (the little city) near God.
  • Sree regan
    GOD is so grteat he has created a man and women for his glory so we should always honor the commendements of the lord jesus christ our lord we should be an example before god and people thanku all glory to god
  • Means that life is not predetermined but everything happens with time and circumstances

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