Ecclesiastes 3:12

“I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to reioyce, and to doe good in his life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good so long as they live.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am certain that there is nothing better for a man than to be glad, and to do good while life is in him.
- Basic English Bible

I know that there is nothing good for them but to rejoice and to do well in their life;
- Darby Bible

I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
- Webster's Bible

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.
- World English Bible

I have known that there is no good for them except to rejoice and to do good during their life,
- Youngs Literal Bible

I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to get pleasure so long as they live.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:12


3:12 Them - In creatures or worldly enjoyments. To do good - To employ them in acts of charity and liberality.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 3:12

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