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Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

5:19 gift of God. This phrase, “the gift of God,” occurs only twice in the Old Testament, here and in Ecclesiastes 3:13. In both instances, the “gift” has to do with material blessings. Its six occurrences in the New Testament, on the other hand, all refer to spiritual blessings—especially “eternal life” (Romans 6:23; see also John 4:10; Acts 8:20; I Corinthians 7:7; Ephesians 2:8; II Timothy 1:6).

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