Ecclesiastes 12:13

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let vs heare the conclusion of the whole matter: Feare God, and keepe his commandements, for this is the whole duetie of man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The conclusion, when all has been heard, {is:} fear God and keep His commandments, because this {applies to} every person.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`This is' the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole `duty' of man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is the last word. All has been said. Have fear of God and keep his laws; because this is right for every man.
- Basic English Bible

Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man.
- Darby Bible

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

This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
- World English Bible

The end of the whole matter let us hear: -- `Fear God, and keep His commands, for this [is] the whole of man.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The end of the matter, all having been heard: fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 12:13

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 12:13


12:13 The conclusion - The sum of all that hath been said or written by wise men. Fear God - Which is put here, for all the inward worship of God, reverence, and love, and trust, and a devotedness of heart to serve and please him. The whole - It is his whole work and business, his whole perfection and happiness; it is the sum of what he need either know, or do, or enjoy.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 12

  • Able Jam on Ecclesiastes 12:13
    I was wondering what is not vanity and vexation of spirit but there it is 593
  • The fact that we didn 't create ourselves tells us there is a creator who created all the things that man cannot create and that is God.life is a phase.no one came with anything and no one will go with anything.if we understand this then there will be no need for envy.also if we understand that we have a creator who has laid out rules which aren 't even evil to begin with then we will be free as we will be walking in truth.and His commands are summed up in one word "Love " cos love will never hurt.and we ought to love God by keeping his commands John 14:15 and giving him worship of which loving Our neighbor is also one of his command.and where will the wars come from if we live in love? I learnt something from all the comments above.
  • Abiiro on Ecclesiastes 12:13
    Man must make it a duty to worship the Almighty for this is Man 's way of saying thank you God for creating me.
  • MockingBird on Ecclesiastes 12:13
    To fear God is to have a reverential trust in Him not to be afraid of Him but to have a fear of displeasing Him !! We do not get rewarded for our duty 's, although it is a Joy to do our duty unto our Lord . The Lord 's commandments are not grievious. God did not leave us alone we have Holy Spirit within guiding and directing our every step.
  • Brianna on Ecclesiastes 12:13
    duty or another translations put it as obligation.I think it is good to understand the meaning of the word Something you are bound to due out of a sense of duty. With that in mind, I think we have to admit that Jehovah God gives us alot of freedom in life. The one thing he requires of is too keep his commandments, and maintain a healthy fear of displeasing him. That is the whole duty of men. We were still created to enjoy life, raise a family if you choose to, pursue goals etc. etc. However, we must never forget we also have a duty to our Creator.
  • Tom H. Kauffung on Ecclesiastes 12:13
    Fear (reverence) God and keep His commandments, For this is the whole (completion of ) man.
    Keeping God's commandments gives us a relatonship with God, without which we are an incomplete being.
  • W. Kesal Rani on Ecclesiastes 12:13
    "The whole duty of Man" - Please expain
  • Slobbersnot on Ecclesiastes 12:13
    A wonderful compliation when they were all together and had a temple unto Jehovah and they were beset with atheists and pagan superstitouis gnostics all about them having to deal with ungodly authoritarians while tryimg to be faithful to the Lord their God and not strange
  • Garnish on Ecclesiastes 12:13
    Christians are necessarily obligated to obey God's Law as it is portrayed in the Scripture. Unfortunately, too many professing Christians do not know what the Scripture teaches and do not really care.They want the benefits of Christianity, but they do not want to comply withits laws
  • Its a book i like reading... talks of real life and comparable to what happens in todays society


 

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