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ESV — Ecclesiastes 1:12; Ecclesiastes 7:27; Ecclesiastes 12:8-10

The Vanity of Wisdom

12 I othe Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.


27 Behold, this is what I found, says uthe Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things—


mVanity1 of vanities, says nthe Preacher; all is vanity.

Fear God and Keep His Commandments

Besides being wise, nthe Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging omany proverbs with great care. 10 nThe Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.

Footnotes

[1] 12:8 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath” (three times in this verse); see note on 1:2