Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

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Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

CEBA 24 There's nothing better for human beings than to eat, drink, and experience pleasure in their hard work. I also saw that this is from God's hand— NIV 24 A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, CEBA 25 Who can eat and find enjoyment otherwise?— NIV 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? CEBA 26 because God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please God. But to those who are offensive, God gives the task of hoarding and accumulating, but only so as to give it all to those who do please God. This too is pointless and a chasing after wind. NIV 26 To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.