Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

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Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

NLT 9 Because the Teacher was wise, he taught the people everything he knew. He collected proverbs and classified them. NIV 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. NLT 10 Indeed, the Teacher taught the plain truth, and he did so in an interesting way. NIV 10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true. NLT 11 A wise teacher's words spur students to action and emphasize important truths. The collected sayings of the wise are like guidance from a shepherd. NIV 11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails--given by one Shepherd. NLT 12 But, my child, be warned: There is no end of opinions ready to be expressed. Studying them can go on forever and become very exhausting! NIV 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. NLT 13 Here is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is the duty of every person. NIV 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. NLT 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad. NIV 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.