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Ecclesiastes 12

Introduction

Overview

Ecclesiastes 12:1, The Creator is to be remembered in due time; Ecclesiastes 12:8, The preacher’s care to edify; Ecclesiastes 12:13, The fear of God is the chief antidote of vanity.

Verse 1

Remember: Ecclesiastes 11:10, Genesis 39:2, Genesis 39:8, Genesis 39:9, Genesis 39:23, 1 Samuel 1:28, 1 Samuel 2:18, 1 Samuel 2:26, 1 Samuel 3:19-21, 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Samuel 16:12, 1 Samuel 16:13, 1 Samuel 17:36, 1 Samuel 17:37, 1 Kings 3:6-12, 1 Kings 14:13, 1 Kings 18:12, 2 Chronicles 34:2, 2 Chronicles 34:3, Psalms 22:9, Psalms 22:10, Psalms 34:11, Psalms 71:17, Psalms 71:18, Proverbs 8:17, Proverbs 22:6, Isaiah 26:8, Lamentations 3:27, Daniel 1:8, Daniel 1:9, Daniel 1:17, Luke 1:15, Luke 2:40-52, Luke 18:16, Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 3:15

while: Ecclesiastes 11:8, Job 30:2, Psalms 90:10, Hosea 7:9

when: 2 Samuel 19:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:1 - God Genesis 5:1 - in the likeness Exodus 10:9 - We will go Exodus 16:21 - General Judges 8:34 - remembered 2 Samuel 19:37 - Let thy Job 35:10 - Where Psalms 41:1 - time of trouble Psalms 71:5 - my trust Psalms 71:9 - when Psalms 95:6 - our Psalms 100:3 - it is he Psalms 119:9 - shall Proverbs 1:4 - to the Ecclesiastes 8:6 - therefore Ecclesiastes 11:9 - in thy youth Jeremiah 13:16 - before Matthew 20:2 - he sent Ephesians 5:16 - the days Ephesians 6:13 - in the Titus 2:6 - Young

Verse 2

the sun: Ecclesiastes 11:7, Ecclesiastes 11:8, Genesis 27:1, Genesis 48:10, 1 Samuel 3:2, 1 Samuel 4:15, 1 Samuel 4:18

nor: Psalms 42:7, Psalms 71:20, Psalms 77:16

Reciprocal: Psalms 90:10 - yet Ecclesiastes 12:3 - and those Jeremiah 13:16 - before Jeremiah 25:10 - the sound

Verse 3

strong: 2 Samuel 21:15-17, Psalms 90:9, Psalms 90:10, Psalms 102:23, Zechariah 8:4

and those: Ecclesiastes 12:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:1 - dim 1 Samuel 3:2 - his eyes 1 Kings 14:4 - for his eyes Luke 16:9 - when

Verse 4

all: 2 Samuel 19:35

Reciprocal: Job 41:14 - the

Verse 5

the almond: Genesis 42:38, Genesis 44:29, Genesis 44:31, Leviticus 19:32, Job 15:10, Psalms 71:18, Proverbs 16:31, Proverbs 20:29, Isaiah 46:4, Jeremiah 1:11

because: Ecclesiastes 9:10, Job 17:13, Job 30:23, Psalms 49:10-14, Hebrews 9:27

the mourners: Genesis 50:3-10, Jeremiah 9:17-20, Mark 5:38, Mark 5:39

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:5 - and he died Genesis 23:4 - burying place Genesis 23:19 - General Genesis 35:29 - Isaac Genesis 50:5 - bury me Genesis 50:24 - I die Exodus 37:20 - almonds Joshua 23:14 - I am going 2 Chronicles 35:25 - all the singing Job 3:19 - The small Job 14:12 - So man Job 16:22 - whence Isaiah 14:18 - house Zechariah 1:5 - General

Verse 6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 17:11 - the life

Verse 7

dust: Ecclesiastes 3:20, Genesis 3:19, Genesis 18:27, Job 4:19, Job 4:20, Job 7:21, Job 20:11, Job 34:14, Job 34:15, Psalms 90:3, Psalms 146:4, Daniel 12:2

the spirit: Ecclesiastes 3:21

God: Genesis 2:7, Numbers 16:22, Numbers 27:16, Isaiah 57:16, Jeremiah 38:16, Zechariah 12:1, Hebrews 12:9, Hebrews 12:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:5 - and he died Genesis 15:15 - And thou Genesis 23:4 - burying place Genesis 23:19 - General Genesis 49:33 - and yielded Genesis 50:5 - bury me Genesis 50:24 - I die Job 1:21 - Naked came Job 3:19 - The small Job 10:9 - into dust again Job 21:33 - every man Job 26:4 - whose spirit Psalms 49:14 - they Psalms 49:19 - He Psalms 89:48 - What Psalms 103:14 - we are dust Psalms 104:29 - thou takest Ecclesiastes 6:6 - do Ecclesiastes 9:3 - after Isaiah 57:2 - He shall Zechariah 1:5 - General Malachi 2:15 - the spirit Luke 24:39 - for 1 Corinthians 7:29 - that both Hebrews 9:27 - as James 2:26 - as

Verse 8

Ecclesiastes 1:2, Ecclesiastes 1:14, Ecclesiastes 2:17, Ecclesiastes 4:4, Ecclesiastes 6:12, Ecclesiastes 8:8, Psalms 62:9

Reciprocal: Psalms 39:6 - surely Psalms 78:33 - years Psalms 119:96 - I have seen Psalms 144:4 - Man Proverbs 23:5 - that which Ecclesiastes 7:14 - set Ecclesiastes 7:27 - saith Jeremiah 2:13 - broken cisterns Matthew 13:45 - seeking 1 Corinthians 7:29 - that both 1 Timothy 2:7 - a preacher

Verse 9

moreover, because the Preacher was wise: or, the more wise the Preacher was, etc

he still: 1 Kings 8:12-21, 1 Kings 10:8

he gave: 1 Kings 4:32, Proverbs 1:1, Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 25:1

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:4 - Solomon's 2 Chronicles 17:7 - he sent 2 Chronicles 34:30 - he read Job 32:11 - whilst Proverbs 4:11 - taught Proverbs 10:21 - feed Proverbs 15:7 - lips Proverbs 19:2 - that the Proverbs 20:15 - but Ecclesiastes 9:1 - considered in my heart Matthew 13:52 - which Mark 10:1 - he taught Luke 1:3 - in Romans 12:7 - or he 1 Corinthians 3:10 - But let every Colossians 1:28 - teaching Titus 1:5 - set

Verse 10

Preacher: Ecclesiastes 1:1, Ecclesiastes 1:12

acceptable words: Heb. words of delight, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 15:26, Proverbs 16:21-24, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 25:12, 1 Timothy 1:15

written: Proverbs 1:1-6, Proverbs 8:6-10, Proverbs 22:17-21, Luke 1:1-4, John 3:11, Colossians 1:5

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 12:23 - I will teach 1 Kings 17:24 - the word 2 Chronicles 17:7 - he sent 2 Chronicles 34:30 - he read Job 6:25 - forcible Job 32:11 - whilst Proverbs 10:21 - feed Proverbs 10:32 - know Proverbs 15:7 - lips Ecclesiastes 9:1 - considered in my heart Luke 4:22 - the gracious

Verse 11

as goads: Jeremiah 23:29, Matthew 3:7, Acts 2:37, 2 Corinthians 10:4, Hebrews 4:12

masters: John 3:10

given: Genesis 49:24, Psalms 23:1, Psalms 80:1, Isaiah 40:11, Ezekiel 34:23, John 10:14, Hebrews 13:20, 1 Peter 5:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:19 - all the pins thereof Exodus 38:20 - the pins 1 Chronicles 26:15 - Asuppim Ezra 9:8 - a nail Job 6:25 - forcible Proverbs 1:6 - the words Isaiah 22:23 - I will Ezekiel 37:24 - one Luke 4:22 - the gracious John 10:2 - the shepherd John 10:16 - one shepherd

Verse 12

by these: Luke 16:29-31, John 5:39, John 20:31, John 21:25, 2 Peter 1:19-21

study: or, reading

weariness: Ecclesiastes 1:18

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 1:13 - this sore Ecclesiastes 7:16 - neither

Verse 13

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: or, The end of the matter, even all that hath been heard is

Fear: Ecclesiastes 5:7, Ecclesiastes 8:12, Genesis 22:12, Deuteronomy 6:2, Deuteronomy 10:12, Psalms 111:10, Psalms 112:1, Psalms 145:19, Psalms 147:11, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 23:17, 1 Peter 2:17, Revelation 19:5

for: Ecclesiastes 2:3, Ecclesiastes 6:12, Job 28:28, Psalms 115:13-15, Proverbs 19:23, Luke 1:50

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:17 - feared God Exodus 18:21 - such as Deuteronomy 4:2 - General Deuteronomy 4:10 - fear me 1 Kings 2:2 - and show 2 Kings 4:1 - thy servant did fear Nehemiah 5:15 - because Psalms 25:12 - What Psalms 34:12 - that he Psalms 36:1 - no Psalms 39:6 - surely Psalms 78:33 - years Proverbs 3:7 - fear Proverbs 9:10 - The fear Proverbs 14:2 - that walketh Proverbs 19:16 - keepeth the Proverbs 31:30 - she Ecclesiastes 1:18 - For in Ecclesiastes 7:14 - set Ecclesiastes 7:18 - for Isaiah 50:10 - is among Micah 6:8 - to do Haggai 1:12 - fear Matthew 13:45 - seeking Luke 10:42 - one Acts 10:35 - feareth 1 Corinthians 7:29 - that both Colossians 3:22 - fearing Revelation 11:18 - and them Revelation 14:7 - Fear

Verse 14

Ecclesiastes 11:9, Psalms 96:13, Matthew 12:36, Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 12:1, Luke 12:2, John 5:29, Acts 17:30, Acts 17:31, Romans 2:16, Romans 14:10-12, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20:11-15

Reciprocal: Judges 11:27 - the Judge 1 Samuel 2:10 - judge 2 Samuel 12:12 - secretly Nehemiah 5:15 - because Job 22:4 - will he enter Psalms 44:21 - knoweth Psalms 50:21 - set Psalms 78:33 - years Psalms 90:8 - our Psalms 139:3 - and art acquainted Proverbs 23:17 - be thou Ecclesiastes 3:17 - God Jeremiah 32:19 - to give Ezekiel 18:30 - I will Ezekiel 33:20 - I will Mark 4:22 - General Luke 8:17 - nothing Luke 16:2 - give John 5:22 - General Acts 24:25 - judgment Romans 2:5 - revelation 1 Corinthians 7:29 - that both Ephesians 5:12 - in Hebrews 4:13 - with Hebrews 6:2 - eternal Hebrews 9:27 - but 1 Peter 4:5 - that Revelation 14:7 - Fear Revelation 20:12 - according

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ecclesiastes 12". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ecclesiastes-12.html.