Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 Besides being wise, the Teacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs. 9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.
10 The Teacher sought to find pleasing words, and he wrote words of truth plainly. 10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.
11 The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one shepherd. 11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails--given by one Shepherd.
12 Of anything beyond these, my child, beware. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 12 Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone. 13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole [duty] of man.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.