and (A)the dust returns to the earth as it was, and (B)the spirit returns to God (C)who gave it. (D)Vanity[a] of vanities, says (E)the Preacher; all is vanity.

Fear God and Keep His Commandments

Besides being wise, (F)the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging (G)many proverbs with great care.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 12:8 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath” (three times in this verse); see note on 1:2