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

  • 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
  • Godwin Simeon Umoh for verse 15
    Ecclesiates 9:15 If one should look at the characteristic of WISDOM and also the end-product of WISDOM, one will come to understand the fact that one of the products of WISDOM is UPLIFTMENT or PROMOTION.But in this case the writer shouldn 't have ascribed the word WISDOM to the poor man in question. The man was not a man of WISDOM from biblical perspectives.For instance, JUDGES 11:1-11 but was knowledgeabl in that regard. I therefore, do not try to oppos or contradict that biblical illustrations of this story,but rather giving a clearer differentiation between, 1, being KNOWLEDGEABLE, 2, and being fill or full of WISDOM.I do not equally subscribe to or mean that one should try to get his or her rewards through mental or diplomatic manipulation but in most cases we should learn to lean on GOD just as in the case of Mordecai in the book of ESTHER 2:21-23.
  • Asesela
    We are in the last day now. Only God 's Grace that keeps us going. Without God 's Grace we can not achieve great things from God.

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