Enjoy • Fun
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Enjoy; Enjoyment
Enjoy; Enjoyment [Heb. rāṣâ] (Lev. 26:34, 43; 2 Ch. 36:21; Job 14:6); AV also ACCOMPLISH; NEB also “ran the full term,” “counting the hours”; [ḥālal] (Dt. 20:6; Jer. 31:5); AV EAT; NEB USE, DEFILE; [ʾāḵal] (Dt. 20:14; Neh. 9:36; Eccl. 5:19 [MT 18]; 6:2; Jer. 2:7); AV EAT; NEB also EAT; [rāʾâ]
Key passages
Ps 34:12

Who is the man who desires life, who loves many days in order to see good?

Ec 3:22

So I concluded that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy the fruit of his labor, for this is his lot in life. For no one knows what will happen in the future.

Ec 5:18–20

Look! I have discovered what is good and fitting: to eat and to drink and to enjoy all the fruit of the toil with which one toils under the sun during the number of the days of his life that God gives to him—for this is his lot. This indeed is a …

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