Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

King James Version

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Holman Bible

When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this [is for] all humanity.

International Standard Version

Let the conclusion of all of these thoughts be heard: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this is what it means to be human.

A Conservative Version

[This is] the end of the matter, all has been heard: Fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole of man.

American Standard Version

This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Amplified

All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.

Bible in Basic English

This is the last word. All has been said. Have fear of God and keep his laws; because this is right for every man.

Darby Translation

Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The conclusion of the entire sermon is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole happiness of man.

Julia Smith Translation

We will hear the end of all the word: Fear thou God, and watch his commands: for this is all man.

King James 2000

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now that all has been heard, here is the final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.

Modern King James verseion

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let us hear the conclusion of all things: Fear God, and keep his commandments, for that toucheth all men;

NET Bible

Having heard everything, I have reached this conclusion: Fear God and keep his commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.

New Heart English Bible

This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

The Emphasized Bible

The conclusion of the matter - the whole, let us hear, - Towards God, be reverent, and, his commandments, observe, for, this, concerneth all mankind.

Webster

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

World English Bible

This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Youngs Literal Translation

The end of the whole matter let us hear: -- 'Fear God, and keep His commands, for this is the whole of man.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
סוף 
Cowph 
Usage: 5

of the whole matter
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

and keep
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ecclesiastes 12:13

References

Images Ecclesiastes 12:13

Context Readings

Epilogue

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. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 10:12

"Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Ecclesiastes 5:7

For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.

Deuteronomy 6:2

so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.

Genesis 22:12

He said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me."

Deuteronomy 4:2

"You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Job 28:28

"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

Psalm 111:10-1

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Psalm 115:13-15

He will bless those who fear the LORD, The small together with the great.

Psalm 145:19

He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.

Psalm 147:11

The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Proverbs 23:17

Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

Ecclesiastes 2:3

I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly, until I could see what good there is for the sons of men to do under heaven the few years of their lives.

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Luke 1:50

"AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.

1 Peter 2:17

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

Revelation 19:5

And a voice came from the throne, saying, "Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great."

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