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Ecclesiastes 12:13

13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. wFear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.3

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 — The New International Version (NIV)

13 Now all has been heard;

here is the conclusion of the matter:

Fear God and keep his commandments,

for this is the duty of all mankind.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — New Living Translation (NLT)

13 That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

Fear God and keep His commandments,

For this is man’s all.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — New Century Version (NCV)

13 Now, everything has been heard,

so I give my final advice:

Honor God and obey his commands,

because this is all people must do.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

13 This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

13 Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

13 After having heard it all, this is the conclusion: Fear God, and keep his commands, because this applies to everyone.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

13 Now that all has been heard, here is the final conclusion:

Fear God and obey his commandments,

for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

13 Everything has now been heard.

And here’s the final thing I want to say.

Have respect for God and obey his commandments.

That’s what everyone should do.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.


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