Fear God and Keep His Commandments

Ecclesiastes 12

9 Besides being wise, n the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging o many proverbs with great care. 10 n The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.

11 p The words of the wise are like goads, and like q nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are r given by s one Shepherd. 12 My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making u many books there is no end, and v much study is a weariness of the flesh.

13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. w Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 1 14 For x God will bring every deed into judgment, with 2 every secret thing, whether good or evil.

  1. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 12:8
    Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.
  2. Cross References
    Proverbs 1:1
    The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
  3. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 12:8
    Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.
  4. Cross References
    Proverbs 22:17
    Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.
  5. Cross References
    Ezra 9:8
    But now for a brief moment favor has been shown by the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant and to give us a secure hold within his holy place, that our God may brighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our slavery.
    Isaiah 22:23
    And I will fasten him like a peg in a secure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father's house.
  6. Cross References
    Proverbs 1:6
    To understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.
    Proverbs 2:6
    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 80:1
    Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
    Ezekiel 34:23
    And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.
    John 10:11
    I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
    John 10:16
    And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
  8. Cross References
    1 Kings 4:32 - 33
    He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005.
  9. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 1:18
    For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
  10. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 5:7
    For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.
    Deuteronomy 6:2
    That you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.
    Deuteronomy 10:12
    And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
  11. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 11:9
    Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let yo...
    Job 19:29
    Be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the pu...
    Matthew 12:36
    I tell you, on the day of judgment people will ...
    Acts 17:31
    Because he has fixed a day on which he will jud...
    Romans 2:16
    On that day when, according to my gospel, God j...
    Romans 14:10
    Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or yo...
    Romans 14:12
    So then each of us will give an account of hims...
    1 Corinthians 4:5
    Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the ...
    Ecclesiastes 3:15
    That which is, already has been; that which is ...
    Ecclesiastes 3:17
    I said in my heart, God will judge the righteou...
    Genesis 18:25
    Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put t...
    Psalms 58:11
    Mankind will say, "Surely there is a reward for...
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