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Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

9:9 the wife whom thou lovest. Note Proverbs 5:15-19 and Song of Solomon (Introduction) and contrast Ecclesiastes 7:28. In retrospect, King Solomon was well able from his sad experience with multiple wives to urge the far better way of monogamy.

9:10 with thy might. Note Colossians 3:23. God does not expect more than we can do, but He does require that we do whatever we can do “heartily, as unto the Lord” and that we do it “with our might.”

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