Ecclesiastes 12:7
Text Analysis
7725 [e]וְיָשֹׁ֧ב
And will returnConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf.Jus-3ms
6083 [e]הֶעָפָ֛ר
the dustArt | N-ms
5921 [e]עַל־
776 [e]הָאָ֖רֶץ
the earthArt | N-fs
1961 [e]כְּשֶׁהָיָ֑ה
as it wasPrep-k, Pro-r | V-Qal-Perf-3ms
7307 [e]וְהָר֣וּחַ
and the spiritConj-w, Art | N-cs
7725 [e]תָּשׁ֔וּב
will returnV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
413 [e]אֶל־
430 [e]הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים
GodArt | N-mp
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
5414 [e]נְתָנָֽהּ׃
gave itV-Qal-Perf-3ms | 3fs

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 12:7 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְיָשֹׁ֧ב הֶעָפָ֛ר עַל־הָאָ֖רֶץ כְּשֶׁהָיָ֑ה וְהָר֣וּחַ תָּשׁ֔וּב אֶל־הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר נְתָנָֽהּ׃

קהלת 12:7 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישב העפר על־הארץ כשהיה והרוח תשוב אל־האלהים אשר נתנה׃

קהלת 12:7 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישב העפר על־הארץ כשהיה והרוח תשוב אל־האלהים אשר נתנה׃

קהלת 12:7 Hebrew Bible
וישב העפר על הארץ כשהיה והרוח תשוב אל האלהים אשר נתנה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

King James Bible
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and the dust returns to the earth as it once was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it."
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