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Ecclesiastes 2:23-25 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 For all his days are filled with grief, and his occupation is sorrowful; even at night, his mind does not rest. This too is futile.

24 There is nothing better for man than to eat, drink, and enjoy[a][b] his work. I have seen that even this is from God’s hand, 25 because who can eat and who can enjoy life[c] apart from Him?[d]

Footnotes:

  1. Ecclesiastes 2:24 Syr, Tg; MT reads There is no good in man who eats and drinks and enjoys
  2. Ecclesiastes 2:24 Lit and his soul sees good
  3. Ecclesiastes 2:25 LXX, Theod, Syr read can drink
  4. Ecclesiastes 2:25 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr read me

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