Ecclesiastes 3:12; Ecclesiastes 3:22; Ecclesiastes 4:16; Ecclesiastes 5:19; Ecclesiastes 8:15; Ecclesiastes 10:19; Ecclesiastes 11:8-9
I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime;
I have seen that nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities, for that is his lot. For who will bring him to see what will occur after him?
There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them, and even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him, for this too is vanity and striving after wind.
Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
So I commended pleasure, for there is nothing good for a man under the sun except to eat and to drink and to be merry, and this will stand by him in his toils throughout the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.
Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.
Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.