New International Version
The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.
King James Bible
The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
Darby Bible Translation
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words; and that which was written is upright, words of truth.
World English Bible
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.
Young's Literal Translation
The preacher sought to find out pleasing words, and, written by the upright, words of truth.
Ecclesiastes 12:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He sought to find out acceptable words - דברי חפץ dibrey chephets, words of desire, words of will; the best, the most suitable words; those which the people could best understand. But these words were not such as might merely please the people; they were words of truth; such as came from God, and might lead them to him.
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LibraryThe Conclusion of the Matter
'Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 2. While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain; 3. In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, 4. And the doors shall be shut in …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Ancestral Home
A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?
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