Be happy (Eccl 3:12-3:13)

“I know that there is nothing better

For humans

Than to be happy.

They enjoy themselves

As long as they live.


It is God’s gift

That all should eat and drink.

They should take pleasure

In all their toil.”

Humans should be happy as long as they live. This gift from God is the ability to eat and drink. Notice that the name ‘God’ is used and not ‘Yahweh’ or ‘Lord.’ Humans should also take pleasure from their work.