And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs.
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words; and that which was written is upright, words of truth.
The words of the wise are as goads, and the collections [of them] as nails fastened in: they are given from one shepherd.
And besides, my son, be warned by them: of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.