Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 ESV

Fear God and Keep His Commandments

9 Besides being wise, 1the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging 2many proverbs with great care.

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      10 3The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.

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        • 337 12:10 - [See ver. 8 above]
          11 4The words of the wise are like goads, and like 5nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are 6given by 7one Shepherd.

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          12 My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making 8many books there is no end, and 9much study is a weariness of the flesh.

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          13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. 10Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.a

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            • ƒ 12:13 - Or the duty of all mankind
              14 For 11God will bring every deed into judgment, withb every secret thing, whether good or evil.

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