Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 about going further [than the words given by one Shepherd], my son, be warned. Of making many books there is no end [so do not believe everything you read], and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My son, in addition to this, be admonished: 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 sayings of the wise are like goads, and those from masters of collections are like firmly embedded nails. The sayings are given by one Shepherd. 12 But beyond these, my son, be warned: there is no end to the making of many books, and much study wearies the body. 13 When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:18

For with much wisdom is much sorrow;
as knowledge increases, grief increases.

1 Kings 4:32

Solomon composed 3,000 proverbs, and his songs numbered 1,005.

Luke 16:29-31

“But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’

John 5:39

You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.

John 20:31

But these are written so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name.

John 21:25

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

2 Peter 1:19-21

So we have the prophetic word strongly confirmed. You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

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