Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

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Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

RSV 9 Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging proverbs with great care. 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. RSV 10 The Preacher sought to find pleasing words, and uprightly he wrote words of truth. NIV 10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true. RSV 11 The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings which are given by one Shepherd. NIV 11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails--given by one Shepherd. RSV 12 My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 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. RSV 13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. 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. RSV 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. NIV 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.