Ecclesiastes 12:7-9 World English Bible (WEB)
7 and the dust returns to the earth as it was,
9 Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
Ecclesiastes 12:7-9 New International Version (NIV)
7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
8 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.[a]
The Conclusion of the Matter
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.