Ecclesiastes 12:14

“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God shal bring euery worke into iudgement, with euer secret thing, whether it bee good, or whether it bee euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

God will be judge of every work, with every secret thing, good or evil.
- Basic English Bible

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.
- Darby Bible

For God will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.
- Webster's Bible

For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.
- World English Bible

For every work doth God bring into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether good or bad.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

For God shall bring every work into the judgment concerning every hidden thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 12:14


12:14 For - All men must give an account to God of all their works, and this alone will enable them to do that with joy. Every secret - Not only outward and visible actions, but even inward and secret thoughts.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 12:14

  • Brianna for verse 14
    Jehovah God is the grand judge. The justice systems on the earth are a joke! They pervert justice. However, in his due time every act will come to judgement before God. He can judge the visible acts. But he can also do what may fails to do, and that is judge the secret things. The atrocities that happen behind closed doors. Also, the evil thoughts and intentions that the human eye can not see. He will also judge the righteous acts too. We never have to feel our righteous course goes unnoticed.
  • Harry Osei Agyapong for verse 14
    Show me oh Lord that l am not holy so give me real repent and holy and real love.

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