Ecclesiastes 12:9
Modern Translations
New International Version
Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.

New Living Translation
Keep this in mind: The Teacher was considered wise, and he taught the people everything he knew. He listened carefully to many proverbs, studying and classifying them.

English Standard Version
Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care.

Berean Study Bible
Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also taught the people knowledge; he pondered, searched out, and arranged many proverbs.

New American Standard Bible
In addition to being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out, and arranged many proverbs.

NASB 1995
In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.

NASB 1977
In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.

Amplified Bible
Furthermore, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; and he pondered and searched out and arranged many proverbs.

Christian Standard Bible
In addition to the Teacher being a wise man, he constantly taught the people knowledge; he weighed, explored, and arranged many proverbs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In addition to the Teacher being a wise man, he constantly taught the people knowledge; he weighed, explored, and arranged many proverbs.

Contemporary English Version
I was a wise teacher with much understanding, and I collected a number of proverbs that I had carefully studied.

Good News Translation
But because the Philosopher was wise, he kept on teaching the people what he knew. He studied proverbs and honestly tested their truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Besides being wise, the spokesman also taught the people what he knew. He very carefully thought about it, studied it, and arranged it in many proverbs.

International Standard Version
Moreover, besides being wise himself, the Teacher taught people what he had learned by listening, making inquiries, and composing many proverbs.

NET Bible
Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also taught knowledge to the people; he carefully evaluated and arranged many proverbs.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

New King James Version
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he pondered and sought out and set in order many proverbs.

King James 2000 Bible
And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

New Heart English Bible
Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

World English Bible
Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

American King James Version
And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

American Standard Version
And further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, and'set in order many proverbs.

A Faithful Version
And more than that, the Preacher was wise; he still taught the people knowledge. Yea, he pondered and sought out and set in order many proverbs.

Darby Bible Translation
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs.

English Revised Version
And further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

Webster's Bible Translation
And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge: yes, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And the more wise the Preacher was, the more he taught the people knowledge, and caused them to heare, and searched foorth, and prepared many parables.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
(12:10) The preacher was yet more wyse, and taught the people knowledge, he gaue good heede, sought out the ground, and set foorth many parables:

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The same preacher was not wyse alone, but taught the people knowlege also: he gaue good hede, sought out the groude and set forth many parables.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And further, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge, and gave ear, and sought out—he made right many allegories.

Young's Literal Translation
And further, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge, and gave ear, and sought out -- he made right many similes.

Smith's Literal Translation
And besides, the preacher was wise; he yet taught the people knowledge; and he gave ear, and sought out, setting in order many parables.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And whereas Ecclesiastes was very wise, he taught the people, and declared the things that he had done: and seeking out, he set forth many parables.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And since Ecclesiastes was very wise, he taught the people, and he described what he had accomplished. And while searching, he composed many parables.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise who had been teaching knowledge to the people, and he listened and he investigated and he has set in order many proverbs

Lamsa Bible
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed and sought out and composed many proverbs.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And besides that Koheleth was wise, he also taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And because the Preacher was wise above others, so it was that he taught man excellent knowledge, and the ear will trace out the parables.








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