Ecclesiastes 12:13
Good News Translation
After all this, there is only one thing to say: Have reverence for God, and obey his commands, because this is all that we were created for.

Contemporary English Version
Everything you were taught can be put into a few words: Respect and obey God! This is what life is all about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

New American Bible
The last word, when all is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this concerns all humankind;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

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Ecclesiastes 5:7 Where there are many dreams, there are many vanities, and words without number: but do thou fear God.

Ecclesiastes 8:12 But though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and by patience be borne withal, I know from thence that it shall be well with them that fear God, who dread his face.

Genesis 22:12 And he said to him: Lay not thy hand upon the boy, neither do thou any thing to him: now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake.

Deuteronomy 6:2 That thou mayst fear the Lord thy God, and keep all his commandments and precepts, which I command thee, and thy sons, and thy grandsons, all the days of thy life, that thy days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but that thou fear the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, and love him, and serve the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul:

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

Psalm 112:1 Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Psalm 145:19 He will do the will of them that fear him: and he will hear their prayer, and save them.

Psalm 147:11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.

Proverbs 1:7 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Proverbs 23:28 She lieth in wait in the way as a robber, and him whom she shall see unwary, she will kill.

Psalm 115:13-15 He hath blessed all that fear the Lord, both little and great. . . .

Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the Lord is unto life: and he shall abide in the fulness without being visited with evil.

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.

Context
The Fear of God is Utmost
12More than these, my son, require not. Of making many books there is no end: and much study is an affliction of the flesh. 13Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:14And all things that are done, God will bring into judgment for every error, whether it be good or evil.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:2
You shall not add to the word that I speak to you, neither shall you take away from it: keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 6:2
That thou mayst fear the Lord thy God, and keep all his commandments and precepts, which I command thee, and thy sons, and thy grandsons, all the days of thy life, that thy days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but that thou fear the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, and love him, and serve the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul:

1 Samuel 12:24
Therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in truth, and with your whole heart, for you have seen the great works which he hath done among you.

Job 28:28
And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

Proverbs 1:7
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Ecclesiastes 2:3
I thought in my heart, to withdraw my flesh from wine, that I might turn my mind to wisdom, and might avoid folly, till I might see what was profitable for the children of men: and what they ought to do under the sun, all the days of their life.

Ecclesiastes 3:14
I have learned that all the works which God hath made, continue for ever: we cannot add any thing, nor take away from those things which God hath made that he may be feared.

Ecclesiastes 5:7
Where there are many dreams, there are many vanities, and words without number: but do thou fear God.

Ecclesiastes 7:18
It is good that thou shouldst hold up the just, yea and from him withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God, neglecteth nothing.

Ecclesiastes 8:5
He that keepeth the commandment, shall find no evil. The heart of a wiser man understandeth time and answer.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
But though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and by patience be borne withal, I know from thence that it shall be well with them that fear God, who dread his face.

Micah 6:8
I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.

Additional Translations
When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Hear the end of the matter, the sun: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole man.

Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man.

This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

The end of the whole matter let us hear: -- 'Fear God, and keep His commands, for this is the whole of man.
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