Ecclesiastes 12:7

7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

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Ecclesiastes 12:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
ESV
7 and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
NLT
7 For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
MSG
7 The body is put back in the same ground it came from. The spirit returns to God, who first breathed it.
CSB
7 and the dust returns to the earth as it once was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 In-Context

5 when people are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags itself along and desire no longer is stirred. Then people go to their eternal home and mourners go about the streets.
6 Remember him—before the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the wheel broken at the well,
7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
8 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.“Everything is meaningless!”
9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19; Job 34:15; S Psalms 146:4
  • 2. Ecclesiastes 3:21
  • 3. S Job 20:8; Zechariah 12:1
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