Ecclesiastes

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ecclesiastes 12:10

“The preacher sought to finde out acceptable words, and that which was written was vpright, euen wordes of trueth.”

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The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and [that which was] written [was] upright, [even] words of truth.
- King James Version

The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly, `even' words of truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Preacher made search for words which were pleasing, but his writing was in words upright and true.
- Basic English Bible

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words; and that which was written is upright, words of truth.
- Darby Bible

The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
- Webster's Bible

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.
- World English Bible

The preacher sought to find out pleasing words, and, written [by] the upright, words of truth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Koheleth sought to find out words of delight, and that which was written uprightly, even words of truth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 12:10


12:10 Acceptable - Such as would comfort and profit the readers.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 12

  • EVETTE CLARK
    I came in my office feeling very low about my looks and age. I asked God to give me a word. I received my word. God is so real Thank You Lord
  • EVETTE CLARK
    What does it mean by vanity?
  • CASSANDRA VAUGHN
    YES WE MUST LIVE THIS LIFE UNTO GOD WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS IF EVEER THERE IS TIME FOR MAN TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD IS NOW FOR HIS COMING IS NEAR AMAN
  • Steve morrow
    ECCLESIASTES 12:11 THE WORDS OF THE WISE ARE AS GOADS AND AS NAILS FASTENED BY THE MASTERS OF ASSEMBLIES --- WHICH ARE GIVEN --- FROM ONE SHEPHERD JOHN 10:16 and other sheep I have which are not of this fold them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice and there shall be --- one fold and one shepherd JOHN 10:14 I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND KNOW MY SHEEP AND AM KNOWN OF MINE
  • Obbie Beal

    13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (
  • Febs
    Eccl 12 reminds us that one day we will get old

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