In addition to being a wiseman, the Preacheralsotaught the peopleknowledge ; and he pondered, searched out and arranged5manyproverbs.
The Preachersought to find6delightfulwords and to write7words of truthcorrectly.
The 8words of wisemen are like 9goads, and masters of these collections are like bwell-driven10nails ; they are given by oneShepherd.
But beyondthis, my son, be warned : the cwriting of 11manybooks is endless , and excessive12devotion to books is wearying to the body.
The conclusion , when all has been heard, is: 13fearGod and 14keep His commandments, becausethis applies to 15everyperson.
For 16God will bringeveryact to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.