Ecclesiastes 9:9

“Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Liue ioyfully with the wife, whom thou louest, all the dayes of the life of thy vanitie, which he hath giuen thee vnder the Sunne, all the dayes of thy vanitie: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest vnder the Sunne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of thy life of vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all thy days of vanity: for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labor wherein thou laborest under the sun.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have joy with the woman of your love all the days of your foolish life which he gives you under the sun. Because that is your part in life and in your work which you do under the sun.
- Basic English Bible

Enjoy life with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity; for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherein thou art labouring under the sun.
- Darby Bible

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labor which thou takest under the sun.
- Webster's Bible

Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun.
- World English Bible

See life with the wife whom thou hast loved, all the days of the life of thy vanity, that He hath given to thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity, for it [is] thy portion in life, even of thy labour that thou art labouring at under the sun.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Enjoy life with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which He hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity; for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherein thou labourest under the sun.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 9:9


9:9 Vanity - Of this vain and frail life.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 9

  • BSP
    Verse 11 shows the harsh reality that sometimes one is just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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"
  • 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

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