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Ecclesiastes 2:24 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

24 [a]There is nothing better for mortals than to eat and drink and provide themselves with good things from their toil. Even this, I saw, is from the hand of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 2:24–26 The author is not advocating unrestrained indulgence. Rather he counsels acceptance of the good things God chooses to give. This is the first of seven similar conclusions that Qoheleth provides; see 3:12–13, 22; 5:17–18; 8:15; 9:7–9; 11:9.
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Ecclesiastes 3:22 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

22 And I saw that there is nothing better for mortals than to rejoice in their work; for this is their lot. Who will let them see what is to come after them?

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Ecclesiastes 5:17-18 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

17 Here is what I see as good: It is appropriate to eat and drink and prosper from all the toil one toils at under the sun during the limited days of life God gives us; for this is our lot. 18 Those to whom God gives riches and property, and grants power to partake of them, so that they receive their lot and find joy in the fruits of their toil: This is a gift from God.

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Ecclesiastes 9:7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Go, eat your bread[a] with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart, because it is now that God favors your works.

Footnotes:

  1. 9:7–10 Go, eat your bread…enjoy life: the author confesses his inability to imprison God in a fixed and predictable way of acting. Thus he ponders a practical and pragmatic solution: Seize whatever opportunity one has to find joy, if God grants it.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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