Ecclesiastes 8:15

Overview - Ecclesiastes 8
True wisdom is modest.
Kings are to be respected.
Divine providence is to be observed.
12 It is better with the godly in adversity, than with the wicked in prosperity.
16 The work of God is unsearchable.
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Ecclesiastes 8:15  (King James Version)
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.

Then I
Some consider this as the cavil of an infidel objector, equivalent to the Epicurean maxim, {Ede, bibe, lude; post mortem nulla voluptas,} "Eat, drink, and play; there is no pleasure after death." But it may be regarded as a recommendation of a moderate use of worldly things, with a cheerful and contented mind; which may justly be considered as the greatest advantage which can be made of all below the sun: and amidst all changes, such a frame of mind, if the result of right principles, may and ought to be preserved; and it will be the recompence and solace of all our labours and toils.
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