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

  • A disciple
    "For man also knows not his time.." Thus the things that are highly esteemed of men are abomination in the sight of God. We were created and made in the image of God; so we should act like God, think like God, have the same kind of character and behavior and natural disposition as God. We ARE to know our times and prepare our ways after what is good and pleasing to God. Repentance, faith in Jesus!
  • Success
    There's time for everything on earth.live life wisely with wisdom...If God give you the grace or an opportunity to live,used the life well, We need to be careful and attentive on how we leave our daily lives, because no one knows when we will be called to give an account on how we have spent our lives on earth...We need to be very more careful...we're at the end time
  • Vicky
    As a believer in One God, and his son Jesus, a risen savior, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, the body dies goes back to dust, and the spirit goes back to The God Who Gave It.....this is my belief.
  • Konleganyiga
    God has set time for everything and he goes by it, this timetable include everyone, yet we must trust Him in faith and walk in petiance and obedience.
  • 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.
  • 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"

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