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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.

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.

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