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And also every man should eat and drink and enjoy

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all the good of his labor; this is the gift of GOD.

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What’s more, every man should focus on satisfying his family’s basic needs and rejoice that his labor has enabled him to do so because this ability is a gift from THE RULER OVER ALL THINGS.



This is the word “to see.” When used with “the good” it means “to enjoy the good”, or “to experience” the good.


I picture Solomon saying, “Don’t try to be like me; I accomplished great things and now that the love of my life has died, I’m miserable because I have no one I want to share those experiences with. Learn to be happy with simple things and don’t waste your time dreaming about things that won’t make you happy.”