Ecclesiastes

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ecclesiastes 12:12

“And further, by these, my sonne, be admonished: of making many bookes there is no end, and much studie is a wearinesse of the flesh.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books [there is] no end; and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.
- King James Version

But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion {to books} is wearying to the body.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And further, my son, take note of this: of the making of books there is no end, and much learning is a weariness to the flesh.
- Basic English Bible

And besides, my son, be warned by them: of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
- Darby Bible

And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
- Webster's Bible

Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
- World English Bible

And further, from these, my son, be warned; the making of many books hath no end, and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 12:12


12:12 By these - By these wise men, and their writings.


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

What Do You Think of Ecclesiastes 12?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links