Ecclesiastes 12:10

“The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The preacher sought to finde out acceptable words, and that which was written was vpright, euen wordes of trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Mike
    This is the whole duty of man fear God and keep his commandments

    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

    -Ecclesiastes 12:13
  • Steve morrow
    ECCLESIATES 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--
  • BSP
    We should have a deep respect or fear of Jehovah God and keep his commandments. This is the whole obligation of humans.
  • A disciple
    In this wonderful Book called, The Preacher, is laid out very many aspects of this present existence, and how they are used knowingly or unknowingly to distract man who is made in the image of God from seeking out the eternal meaning of his having been created thus and in many cases, worse, uses them falsely to deny the very God and Saviour, who he is supposed to replicate in character, in conduct, in faith, hope and love in holiness and the Spirit of Truth. The powerful conclusion "of the whole matter," is what we must hear and receive and learn from Jesus to do, with all our hearts, and without hypocrisy. For if after all our lifetime is spent, and we have only our own basket of potatoes and carrots, but no honest accounting of our souls in light of Christ being sent to redeem us then will we have worked for nothing, and all our love, and hate, and envy, and toil, will be turned to smoke and ashes, and remembered no more we ourselves having never stood in the truth, will have no place, and never be fit for the presence of God in eternity. But the Word is written to us as to children, so that we may do them and be blessed. This is the will of God for all men that we might be saved, all thanks and glory and praise to our wonderful Father God, and the Son of God our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
  • Marimba
    'all mans duty is to serve GOD'
  • Irene123
    Oh Carol; that the Lord could reach the youth before they joined gangs, committed felonies, got DUI's, etc. Keep them lifted up in prayer ............

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