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Ecclesiastes 12:13–14

13 Now all has been heard;

here is the conclusion of the matter:

Fear Godq and keep his commandments,r

for this is the duty of all mankind.s

14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,t

including every hidden thing,u

whether it is good or evil.

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Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — English Standard Version (ESV)

13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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. 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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.

14 For God will bring every work into judgment,

Including every secret thing,

Whether good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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.

14 God will judge everything,

even what is done in secret,

the good and the evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — American Standard Version (ASV)

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. 14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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. 14 God will certainly judge everything that is done. This includes every secret thing, whether it is good or bad. 

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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.

14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,

including every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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.

14 God will judge everything people do.

That includes everything they try to hide.

He’ll judge everything, whether it’s good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 — 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.

14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.