Ecclesiastes 12:12
Modern Translations
New International Version
Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.

New Living Translation
But, my child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out.

English Standard Version
My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Berean Study Bible
And by these, my son, be further warned: There is no end to the making of many books, and much study wearies the body.

New American Standard Bible
But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive study is wearying to the body.

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.

NASB 1977
But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.

Amplified Bible
But beyond this my son, [about going further than the words given by one Shepherd], be warned: the writing of many books is endless [so do not believe everything you read], and excessive study and devotion to books is wearying to the body.

Christian Standard Bible
But beyond these, my son, be warned: there is no end to the making of many books, and much study wearies the body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But beyond these, my son, be warned: there is no end to the making of many books, and much study wearies the body.

Contemporary English Version
My child, I warn you to stay away from any teachings except these. There is no end to books, and too much study will wear you out.

Good News Translation
My child, there is something else to watch out for. There is no end to the writing of books, and too much study will wear you out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be warned, my children, against anything more than these. People never stop writing books. Too much studying will wear out your body.

International Standard Version
So learn from them, my son. There is no end to the crafting of many books, and too much study wearies the body.

NET Bible
Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. There is no end to the making of many books, and much study is exhausting to the body.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
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 King James Version
And further, my son, be admonished by these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is wearisome to the flesh.

King James 2000 Bible
And further, my son, be admonished by these: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

New Heart English Bible
Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

World English Bible
Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

A Faithful Version
And further, by these, my son, be warned. Of the making of many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And of other things beside these, my sone, take thou heede: for there is none ende in making many bookes, and much reading is a wearines of the flesh.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Therefore beware my sonne of that doctrine that is beside this: for to make many bookes, it is an endlesse worke, and to muche studie weerieth the body.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Therfore bewarre (my sonne) that aboue these thou make the not many & innumerable bokes, nor take dyuerse doctrynes in hande, to weery thy body withall.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And further, from these, my son, be warned; the making of many scrolls has no end, and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.

Young's Literal Translation
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.

Smith's Literal Translation
And besides, from these, my son, beware: of making many books, no end; and much study wearies the flesh.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
More than these, my son, require not. Of making many books there is no end: and much study is an affliction of the flesh.

Catholic Public Domain Version
You should require no more than this, my son. For there is no end to the making of many books. And excessive study is an affliction to the flesh.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And especially pay attention to them, my son. To the writing many scrolls there is no end, and much speaking is weariness of the flesh

Lamsa Bible
Furthermore, my son, take heed; of writing many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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.








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