Ecclesiastes 12:9

“And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And moreouer because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge, yea he gaue good heed, and sought out, and set in order many prouerbes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, `and' set in order many proverbs.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because the Preacher was wise he still gave the people knowledge; searching out, testing, and putting in order a great number of wise sayings.
- Basic English Bible

And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs.
- Darby Bible

And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge: yes, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
- Webster's Bible

Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
- World English Bible

And further, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge, and gave ear, and sought out -- he made right many similes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And besides that Koheleth was wise, he also taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 12:9


12:9 Taught - As God gave him this wisdom, that he might be a teacher of others. So he used it to that end. Gave heed - He did not utter whatever came into his mind, but seriously pondered both his matter and words.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 12:9

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