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Ecclesiastes 12:10

    Ecclesiastes 12:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly, even words of truth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Preacher made search for words which were pleasing, but his writing was in words upright and true.

    Webster's Revision

    The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly, even words of truth.

    World English Bible

    The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly, even words of truth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 12:10

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 12:10

    12:10 Acceptable - Such as would comfort and profit the readers.