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and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the breath[a] returns to God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher;[b] all is vanity.

Epilogue

Besides being wise, the Teacher[c] also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 12:7 Or the spirit
  2. Ecclesiastes 12:8 Qoheleth, traditionally rendered Preacher
  3. Ecclesiastes 12:9 Qoheleth, traditionally rendered Preacher

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