Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Ecclesiastes 3:13


and also that everyone should eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all his toil, for these things 1  are a gift from God.


De 28:30,31,47,48; Jud 6:3-6; Ps 128:2; Ec 2:24; Ec 5:18-20; Ec 6:2; Ec 9:7; Isa 65:21-23

NET © Notes

tn Heb “for it.” The referent of the 3rd person feminine singular independent person pronoun (“it”) is probably the preceding statement: “to eat, drink, and find satisfaction.” This would be an example of an anacoluthon (GKC 505-6 §167.b). Thus the present translation uses “these things” to indicate the reference back to the preceding.

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