Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

But beyond these, my son, be warned: there is no end to the making of many books, and much study wearies the body.

International Standard Version

So learn from them, my son. There is no end to the crafting of many books, and too much study wearies the body.

A Conservative Version

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

And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Amplified

But beyond this my son, [about going further than the words given by one Shepherd], be warned: the writing of many books is endless [so do not believe everything you read], and excessive study and devotion to books is wearying to the body.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And besides, from these, my son, beware: of making many books, no end; and much study wearies the flesh.

King James 2000

And further, my son, be admonished by these: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Lexham Expanded Bible

My son, be careful {about anything beyond these things}. For the writing of books is endless, and too much study {is wearisome}.

Modern King James verseion

And further, by these, my son, be warned: The making of many books has no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore beware, my son, that above these thou make them not many and innumerable books, nor take divers doctrines in hand, to weary thy body withal.

NET Bible

Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. There is no end to the making of many books, and much study is exhausting to the body.

New Heart English Bible

Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

The Emphasized Bible

And besides, from them, my son, be admonished, - Of making many books, there is no end, and, much study, is a weariness of the flesh.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יותר 
Yowther 
Usage: 8

by these
המּה הם 
hem 
Usage: 517

זהר 
Zahar 
Usage: 22

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

ספרה ספר 
Cepher 
Usage: 186

there is no end
קץ 
Qets 
Usage: 67

and much
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

להג 
Lahag 
Usage: 1

is a weariness
יגעה 
Y@gi`ah 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Epilogue

11 The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. 12 But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. 13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:18

Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.

1 Kings 4:32

He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005.

Luke 16:29-31

But Abraham *said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’

John 5:39

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;

John 20:31

but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

John 21:25

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they *were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself *would not contain the books that *would be written.

2 Peter 1:19-21

So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

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