Fear God and Keep His Commandments
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he pondered and sought out and j set in order many proverbs.
The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; and what was written was upright - words of truth.
The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd.
And further, my son, be admonished by these. Of making many books there is no end, and k much study is wearisome to the flesh.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
l Fear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man's all.
For m God will bring every work into judgment,
Including every secret thing,
Whether good or evil.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Kings 4:32
He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.
For in much wisdom is much grief, And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
That you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
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 and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
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