Enjoy Work and its Benefits
2:24 There is nothing better for 1 people 2 than 3 to eat and drink,
and to find enjoyment 4 in their 5 work.
I also perceived that this ability to find enjoyment 6 comes from God. 7
2:25 For no one 8 can eat and drink 9
or experience joy 10 apart from him. 11
2:26 For to the one who pleases him, 12 God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy,
but to the sinner, he gives the task of amassing 13 wealth 14 –
only to give 15 it 16 to the one who pleases God.
This 17 task of the wicked 18 is futile – like chasing the wind!
3:12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave 1 me some fruit 2 from the tree and I ate it.” 3:13 So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this 3 you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent 4 tricked 5 me, and I ate.” 3:22 And the Lord God said, “Now 6 that the man has become like one of us, 7 knowing 8 good and evil, he must not be allowed 9 to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
5:18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. 5:19 Jared lived 800 years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters. 5:20 The entire lifetime of Jared was 962 years, and then he died.
7:7 Noah entered the ark along with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives because 1 of the floodwaters. 7:8 Pairs 2 of clean animals, of unclean animals, of birds, and of everything that creeps along the ground, 7:9 male and female, came into the ark to Noah, 3 just as God had commanded him. 4