Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 NLT

24 So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.
25 For who can eat or enjoy anything apart from him?a

References for Ecclesiastes 2:25

    • 2:25 - As in Greek and Syriac versions; Hebrew reads apart from me?
      26 God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. This, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind.