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Ecclesiastes 12:7-9

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 12

7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. 8 'Futility of futilities,' says the Preacher, 'all is futility!'
9 In addition to being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out, and arranged many proverbs.
King James Version

Chapter 12

7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity. 9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 12

7 and the dust returns to the earth as it once was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
8 "Absolute futility," says the Teacher. "Everything is futile."
9 In addition to the Teacher being a wise man, he constantly taught the people knowledge; he weighed, explored, and arranged many proverbs.
New Living Translation

Chapter 12

7 For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
8 'Everything is meaningless,' says the Teacher, 'completely meaningless.'
9 Keep this in mind: The Teacher was considered wise, and he taught the people everything he knew. He listened carefully to many proverbs, studying and classifying them.
English Standard Version

Chapter 12

7 and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. 8 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.
9 Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care.
New International Version

Chapter 12

7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. 8 Meaningless! Meaningless!' says the Teacher. 'Everything is meaningless!'
9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.