Ecclesiastes 12:9-14New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Purpose of the Preacher
9 In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.10 The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.
11 The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like [a]well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.12 But beyond this, my son, be warned: the [b]writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.
13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies toevery person.14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
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