Ecclesiastes 12:7

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shall the dust returne to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall returne vnto God who gaue it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the dust goes back to the earth as it was, and the spirit goes back to God who gave it.
- Basic English Bible

and the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return unto God who gave it.
- Darby Bible

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
- Webster's Bible

and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
- World English Bible

And the dust returneth to the earth as it was, And the spirit returneth to God who gave it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 12:7

  • Wingfield Hlazo Jr for verse 7
    The body shall return to the dust from whence God took it. And the breath that He put into the body to turn man into a living soul, returns to Him. Its the breath that returns to God and NOT a soul. Soul is the combination of God 's breath and the dust he took from the earth.
  • John Madden for verse 7
    god is sovereign,over his creation.the body goes back to dust ,the breath of life the spirit goes to rest with god untill the resurrection,,the spirit is absent from the body and present with the lord
  • I 'm so glad Jesus came to earth and died for me. It gives me great comfort that even though my body will die one day and return to the earth, God will receive my breath and my spirit and return me to where i once came from. For those of you who are still searching for the truth and the meaning of life, trust in the lord and he will take good care of you.
  • Russ kula for verse 7
    Males sense i believe
  • Indixiesheart for verse 7
    God gives breath too all.. HE gives Spirit too some,who have Christ Jesus An HE takes back what is HIS when man dies.. His Breath an His Spirit... Those without Christ JEsus Son OF God die, Dust to dust ases to ashes. Those who saved in the LAmb JEsus, they may rest in dust an ashes for the moment, but will be raised back to life,re given Gods Breath an life to live with GODhead. Evil men have just enough breath in them to live, to try to get see God.. Unless they with their will choose Jesus as Lord an Son of God. THEn they will not see heaven. God bless You
  • When the spirit, or life force, leaves the body, the body dies and returns to where it came from the earth. Comparably, the life force returns to where it came from God. This does not mean that the life force actually travels to heaven. Rather, it means that for someone who dies, any hope of future life rests with Jehovah God. His life is in God s hands, so to speak. Only by God s power can the spirit, or life force, be given back so that a person may live again.

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