Ecclesiastes 12:7

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shall the dust returne to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall returne vnto God who gaue it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the dust goes back to the earth as it was, and the spirit goes back to God who gave it.
- Basic English Bible

and the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return unto God who gave it.
- Darby Bible

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
- Webster's Bible

and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
- World English Bible

And the dust returneth to the earth as it was, And the spirit returneth to God who gave it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 12

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Verse 7. The believer. This first death that all of us die is Temporary. Body=flesh
  • John newsome
    I think it is the whole bible in one . All things is in this book. All other books are useless.
  • Lu2677
    Deacon, God does not loan us a soul, your soul is YOU.
    "will he find it worthy to keep?" Read Mathew 7:21-24. And
    If you are deceived and follow the teachings of false teachers, if you do not have faith, if you do not have a love of the Truth, etc., you are not saved, if you are not saved you cannot please God; you will not enter His kingdom.
  • Rochelle
    God created us to worship him so that is our soul purpose we are here on this earth. But since sometimes we choose to do our own thing cause us much pain.
  • Sam
    very good verse.
  • Patricia Cancelliere
    I love your inspirational pictures but I wanted to share on FB and this site will not allow me. Do you know what I've learned from social media? What I have learned is If you right the Word it is seen by only a few but if you put the Word on a picture such as this, the Word is seen and shared. What a world we live in. God Bless Patricia Cancelliere aka EJ Cole

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