In addition to being a wiseman, the Preacheralsotaught the peopleknowledge ; and he pondered, searched out and arranged1manyproverbs.
The Preachersought to find2delightfulwords and to write3words of truthcorrectly.
The 4words of wisemen are like 5goads, and masters of these collections are like awell-driven6nails ; they are given by oneShepherd.
But beyondthis, my son, be warned : the bwriting of 7manybooks is endless , and excessive8devotion to books is wearying to the body.
The conclusion , when all has been heard, is: 9fearGod and 10keep His commandments, becausethis applies to 11everyperson.
For 12God will bringeveryact to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.