There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
* There is nothing better for a man, then that he ſhould eat and drinke, and that he || ſhould make his ſoule enioy good in his labour. This alſo I ſaw, that it was from the hand of God.
אָדָם , masculine noun, ʾadam — man, mankind (value 45)
H120, אָדָם ʼâdam, aw-dam'; from H119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):—× another, hypocrite, common sort, × low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
man, human being
man, mankind (much more frequently intended sense in OT)
Adam, first man
city in Jordan valley
Used in 526 Verses, 33 Books 549  Occurrence Count
אַיִן , adverb, noun, negation, ʾayin — nothing, nought (value 61)
H369, אַיִן ʼayin, ah'-yin; as if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a nonentity; generally used as a negative particle:—else, except, fail, (father-) less, be gone, in(-curable), neither, never, no (where), none, nor, (any, thing), not, nothing, to nought, past, un(-searchable), well-nigh, without. Compare H370.
nothing, not, nought
to have not (of possession)
for lack of
Used in 686 Verses, 38 Books 787  Occurrence Count
אָכַל , verb, ʾakhal — to eat (value 51)
H398, אָכַל ʼâkal, aw-kal'; a primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively):—× at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, × freely, × in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, × quite.
to eat, devour, burn up, feed
to eat (human subject)
to eat, devour (of beasts and birds)
to devour, consume (of fire)
to devour, slay (of sword)
to devour, consume, destroy (inanimate subjects - ie, pestilence, drought)
to devour (of oppression)
to be eaten (by men)
to be devoured, consumed (of fire)
to be wasted, destroyed (of flesh)
to cause to eat, feed with
to cause to devour
to cause to eat
Used in 703 Verses, 38 Books 803  Occurrence Count
אֱלֹהִים , masculine noun, ʾelohiym — God, god (value 86)
H430, אֱלֹהִים ʼĕlôhîym, el-o-heem'; plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.
(plural intensive - singular meaning)
works or special possessions of God
the (true) God
Used in 2245 Verses, 35 Books 2582  Occurrence Count
אֲנִי , personal pronoun, ʾaniy — I (value 61)
H589, אֲנִי ʼănîy, an-ee'; contracted from H595; I:—I, (as for) me, mine, myself, we, × which, × who.
I (first pers. sing. - usually used for emphasis)
Used in 803 Verses, 37 Books 870  Occurrence Count
אֵת , particle, ʾeyt — untranslatable mark of the accusative case (value 401)
H853, אֵת ʼêth, ayth; apparent contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely):—[as such unrepresented in English].
sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative
Used in 6780 Verses, 39 Books 10904  Occurrence Count
גַּם , adverb, gam — also, moreover, yea (value 43)
H1571, גַּם gam, gam; by contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and:—again, alike, also, (so much) as (soon), both (so)...and, but, either...or, even, for all, (in) likewise (manner), moreover, nay...neither, one, then(-refore), though, what, with, yea.
also, even, indeed, moreover, yea
also, moreover (giving emphasis)
neither, neither...nor (with negative)
even (for stress)
indeed, yea (introducing climax)
also (of correspondence or retribution)
but, yet, though (adversative)
even, yea, yea though (with 'when' in hypothetical case)
(TWOT) again, alike
Used in 661 Verses, 37 Books 769  Occurrence Count
הוּא , demonstrative pronoun, third person singular personal pronoun, huʾ — he, she, it (value 12)
H1931, הוּא hûwʼ, hoo; of which the feminine (beyond the Pentateuch) is הִיא hîyʼ; he a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular; he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are:—he, as for her, him(-self), it, the same, she (herself), such, that (...it), these, they, this, those, which (is), who.
third person singular personal pronoun
he, she, it
himself (with emphasis)
resuming subj with emphasis
(with minimum emphasis following predicate)
that, it (neuter)
that (with article)
Used in 1692 Verses, 39 Books 1875  Occurrence Count
זֹה , demonstrative pronoun, zoh — this (value 12)
H2090, זֹה zôh, zo; for H2088; this or that:—as well as another, it, this, that, thus and thus.
Used in 12 Verses, 7 Books 12  Occurrence Count
טוֹב , adjective, feminine noun, masculine noun, tov — pleasant, agreeable, good (value 17)
H2896, טוֹב ṭôwb, tobe; from H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well):—beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, × fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, × most, pleasant, pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well(-favoured).
good, pleasant, agreeable
pleasant, agreeable (to the senses)
pleasant (to the higher nature)
good, excellent (of its kind)
good, rich, valuable in estimation
good, appropriate, becoming
glad, happy, prosperous (of man's sensuous nature)
good understanding (of man's intellectual nature)
good, kind, benign
good, right (ethical)
a good thing, benefit, welfare
welfare, prosperity, happiness
good things (collective)
welfare, benefit, good things
welfare, prosperity, happiness
good things (collective)
Used in 521 Verses, 35 Books 561  Occurrence Count
יָד , feminine noun, yad — hand (value 14)
H3027, יָד yâd, yawd; a primitive word; a hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from 3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows]:—( be) able, × about, armholes, at, axletree, because of, beside, border, × bounty, broad, (broken-) handed, × by, charge, coast, consecrate, creditor, custody, debt, dominion, × enough, fellowship, force, × from, hand(-staves, -y work), × he, himself, × in, labour, large, ledge, (left-) handed, means, × mine, ministry, near, × of, × order, ordinance, × our, parts, pain, power, × presumptuously, service, side, sore, state, stay, draw with strength, stroke, swear, terror, × thee, × by them, × themselves, × thine own, × thou, through, × throwing, thumb, times, × to, × under, × us, × wait on, (way-) side, where, wide, × with (him, me, you), work, yield, × yourselves.
hand (of man)
strength, power (fig.)
side (of land), part, portion (metaph.) (fig.)
(various special, technical senses)
part, fractional part, share
stays, support (for laver)
tenons (in tabernacle)
a phallus, a hand (meaning unsure)
Used in 1445 Verses, 36 Books 1609  Occurrence Count
כִּי , conjunction, kiy — that, for, when (value 30)
H3588, כִּי kîy, kee; a primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed:—and, (forasmuch, inasmuch, where-) as, assured(-ly), but, certainly, doubtless, else, even, except, for, how, (because, in, so, than) that, nevertheless, now, rightly, seeing, since, surely, then, therefore, (al-) though, till, truly, until, when, whether, while, whom, yea, yet.
that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since
when (of time)
when, if, though (with a concessive force)
because, since (causal connection)
but (after negative)
that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if
but rather, but
forasmuch as, for therefore
Used in 3909 Verses, 39 Books 4487  Occurrence Count
נֶפֶשׁ , feminine noun, nefesh — a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion (value 430)
H5315, נֶפֶשׁ nephesh, neh'-fesh; from H5314; properly, a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental):—any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, × dead(-ly), desire, × (dis-) contented, × fish, ghost, greedy, he, heart(-y), (hath, × jeopardy of) life (× in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, slay, soul, tablet, they, thing, (× she) will, × would have it.
soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion
that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man
living being (with life in the blood)
the man himself, self, person or individual
seat of the appetites
seat of emotions and passions
activity of mind
activity of the will
activity of the character
Used in 683 Verses, 31 Books 748  Occurrence Count
עָמָל , masculine/feminine noun, ʿamal — trouble, labor, toil (value 140)
H5999, עָמָל ʻâmâl, aw-mawl'; from H5998; toil, i.e. wearing effort; hence, worry, whether of body or mind:—grievance(-vousness), iniquity, labour, mischief, miserable(-sery), pain(-ful), perverseness, sorrow, toil, travail, trouble, wearisome, wickedness.
toil, trouble, labour
Used in 54 Verses, 11 Books 55  Occurrence Count
רָאָה , verb, raʾa — to see (value 206)
H7200, רָאָה râʼâh, raw-aw'; a primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative):—advise self, appear, approve, behold, × certainly, consider, discern, (make to) enjoy, have experience, gaze, take heed, × indeed, × joyfully, lo, look (on, one another, one on another, one upon another, out, up, upon), mark, meet, × be near, perceive, present, provide, regard, (have) respect, (fore-, cause to, let) see(-r, -m, one another), shew (self), × sight of others, (e-) spy, stare, × surely, × think, view, visions.
to see, look at, inspect, perceive, consider
to see, perceive
to see, have vision
to look at, see, regard, look after, see after, learn about, observe, watch, look upon, look out, find out
to see, observe, consider, look at, give attention to, discern, distinguish
to look at, gaze at
to appear, present oneself
to be seen
to be visible
(Pual) to be seen
to cause to see, show
to cause to look intently at, behold, cause to gaze at
to be caused to see, be shown
to be exhibited to
(Hithpael) to look at each other, face
Used in 1205 Verses, 38 Books 1300  Occurrence Count
שָׁתָה , verb, shata — to drink (value 705)
H8354, שָׁתָה shâthâh, shaw-thaw'; a primitive root; to imbibe (literally or figuratively):—× assuredly, banquet, × certainly, drink(-er, -ing), drunk (× -ard), surely. (Intensive proposition of H8248.)
of drinking cup of God's wrath, of slaughter, of wicked deeds (fig)
(Niphal) to be drunk
Used in 193 Verses, 34 Books 214  Occurrence Count
|Ecclesiastes 2:24Modern KJV—Authorized Version
|There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
|Original Text (WLC)
|אֵֽין־ט֤וֹב בָּאָדָם֙ שֶׁיֹּאכַ֣ל וְשָׁתָ֔ה וְהֶרְאָ֧ה אֶת־נַפְשׁ֛וֹ ט֖וֹב בַּעֲמָל֑וֹ גַּם־זֹה֙ רָאִ֣יתִי אָ֔נִי כִּ֛י מִיַּ֥ד הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים הִֽיא׃
|Verse #17358 (Ch. #661) — 18 words, 64 lettersText Copied!
|Data from Strong's Concordance
|There is nothing better
|for a man,
|than that he should eat
|and that he should make his soul
|in his labour.
|also I saw,
|that it was from the hand
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