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 12:10

  • Many have attended classes to learn how to teach, many learned from each other. Religion can be confusing, and the world is big, and there are so many sources but the bible is my only source of learning interweaved with prayer. When one represents God it should be acceptable to God. This is a scripture that every teacher should acknowledge. Our job is to take care of the sheep, everyone should apply Godís word to their life, to apply means to take action, seek out. To truly teach is to find the best we will find that a wise person lives with eternity values. The scriptures give us eternity values, a sermon should never be rushed, it should always be much thought and care taken. This is God we are speaking for, we should show the world how awesome the creator truly is.

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