9 And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he pondered and sought out and jset 3in order many proverbs. 10 The Preacher sought to find 4acceptable words; and what was written was upright—words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of 5scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd. 12 And further, my son, be admonished by these. Of making many books there is no end, and kmuch study is wearisome to the flesh.
lFear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man’s all.
14 For mGod will bring every work into judgment,
Including every secret thing,
Whether good or evil.
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