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Ecclesiastes 12:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books [there is] no end; and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion [to books] is wearying to the body.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books [there is] no end; and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And besides, my son, be warned by them: of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And besides, from them, my son, be admonished,—Of making many books, there is no end, and, much study, is a weariness of the flesh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And further, from these, my son, be warned; the making of many books hath no end, and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— More than these, my son, require not. Of making many books there is no end: and much study is an affliction of the flesh.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And further, by these, my sonne, be admonished: of making many bookes [there is] no end, and much studie [is] a wearinesse of the flesh.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And moreover, my son, guard thyself by means of them: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books [there is] no end; and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And further, 3148
{3148} Prime
יוֹתֵר
yowther
{yo-thare'}
Active participle of H8498; properly redundant; hence over and above, as adjective, noun, adverb or conjugation.
by these, 1992
{1992} Prime
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
my son, 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
be admonished: 2094
{2094} Prime
זהר
zahar
{zaw-har'}
A primitive root; to gleam; figuratively to enlighten (by caution).
z8734
<8734> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 118
of making 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
many 7235
{7235} Prime
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
books 5612
{5612} Prime
סֵפֶר
cepher
{say'-fer}
From H5608; properly writing (the art or a document); by implication a book.
[there is] no x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
end; 7093
{7093} Prime
קֵץ
qets
{kates}
Contracted from H7112; an extremity; adverbially (with prepositional prefix) after.
and much 7235
{7235} Prime
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
study 3854
{3854} Prime
לַהַג
lahag
{lah'-hag}
From an unused root meaning to be eager; intense mental application.
[is] a weariness 3024
{3024} Prime
יְגִיעָה
y@gi`ah
{yeg-ee-aw'}
Feminine of H3019; fatigue.
of the flesh. 1320
{1320} Prime
בָּשָׂר
basar
{baw-sawr'}
From H1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 12:8-12.


Ecclesiastes 12:12

_ _ (See on Ecclesiastes 1:18).

_ _ many books — of mere human composition, opposed to “by these”; these inspired writings are the only sure source of “admonition.”

_ _ (over much) study — in mere human books, wearies the body, without solidly profiting the soul.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 12:8-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ecclesiastes 12:12

By these — By these wise men, and their writings.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ecclesiastes 12:12

And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many (z) books [there is] no end; and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.

(z) These things cannot be comprehended in books or learned by study, but God must instruct your heart that you may only know that wisdom is the true happiness and the way to it is to fear God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
by these:

Luke 16:29-31 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. ... And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: ... For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.

study:
or, reading

weariness:

Ecclesiastes 1:18 For in much wisdom [is] much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
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Ec 1:18. Lk 16:29. Jn 5:39; 20:31; 21:25. 2P 1:19.

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