Category Archives: The Word

Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind. —Ecclesiastes 12:13

The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.

Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. —Ecclesiastes 12:11-12

Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
    and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
    and the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
    and the spirit returns to God who gave it. –Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

So then, banish anxiety from your heart
    and cast off the troubles of your body,
    for youth and vigor are meaningless.–Ecclesiastes 11:10

Follow the ways of your heart
    and whatever your eyes see,
but know that for all these things
    God will bring you into judgment.–Ecclesiastes 11:9b