Ecclesiastes 12:12

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 12:12

  • I believe it pretty much mean, there so much to read it will tire you out trying to read it all. So, just fear God, believe in him, and keep his commandments and we pretty much got it made..
  • RASAKI ADEBIYI for verse 12
    My understanding of this statement, by Solomon, is that we should do all things in moderation.
  • I understand what Solomon mean't when he said this. No matter how far we go in life there never seem to be an end. We are never satisfied. The more knowledge we get on this earth, the more miserable we are. Solomon really knew what he was tlaking about.
  • Ralph De Jesus for verse 12
    We donít need many books to learn about God, the bible is all we need. If we keep Godís commandments we will have understanding that the wisdom of man and his doctrines can not provide

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