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Ecclesiastes 12:9

Context
NET ©

Not only was the Teacher wise, 1  but he also taught knowledge to the people; he carefully evaluated 2  and arranged 3  many proverbs.

NIV ©

Not only was the Teacher wise, but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.

NASB ©

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

NLT ©

Because the Teacher was wise, he taught the people everything he knew. He collected proverbs and classified them.

MSG ©

Besides being wise himself, the Quester also taught others knowledge. He weighed, examined, and arranged many proverbs.

BBE ©

And because the Preacher was wise he still gave the people knowledge; searching out, testing, and putting in order a great number of wise sayings.

NRSV ©

Besides being wise, the Teacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs.

NKJV ©

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.


KJV
And moreover
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because the preacher
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was wise
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he still taught
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the people
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knowledge
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yea, he gave good heed
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and sought out
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[and] set in order
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many
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proverbs
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{moreover...: or, the more wise the preacher was, etc}
NASB ©
In addition
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to being
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a wise
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man
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, the Preacher
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also
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taught
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the people
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knowledge
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; and he pondered
<0239>
, searched
<02713>
out and arranged
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many
<07235>
proverbs
<04912>
.
HEBREW
hbrh
<07235>
Mylsm
<04912>
Nqt
<08626>
rqxw
<02713>
Nzaw
<0238>
Meh
<05971>
ta
<0853>
ted
<01847>
dml
<03925>
dwe
<05750>
Mkx
<02450>
tlhq
<06953>
hyhs
<01961>
rtyw (12:9)
<03148>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
perisson {ADV} oti
<3754
CONJ
egeneto
<1096
V-AMI-3S
ekklhsiasthv {N-NSM} sofov
<4680
A-NSM
eti
<2089
ADV
edidaxen
<1321
V-AAI-3S
gnwsin
<1108
N-ASF
sun
<4862
PREP
ton
<3588
T-ASM
laon
<2992
N-ASM
kai
<2532
CONJ
ouv
<3775
N-NSN
exicniasetai {V-FMI-3S} kosmion {N-ASN} parabolwn
<3850
N-GPF
NET © [draft] ITL
Not only
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was
<01961>
the Teacher
<06953>
wise
<02450>
, but he also
<05750>
taught
<03925>
knowledge
<01847>
to the people
<05971>
; he carefully evaluated
<02713>

<0238>
and arranged
<08626>
many
<07235>
proverbs
<04912>
.
NET ©

Not only was the Teacher wise, 1  but he also taught knowledge to the people; he carefully evaluated 2  and arranged 3  many proverbs.

NET © Notes

sn Eccl 12:9-12 fits the pattern of a concluding colophon that draws from a conventional stock of ancient Near Eastern scribal practices and vocabulary. See M. A. Fishbane, Biblical Interpretation, 29–31.

tn Heb “he weighed and studied.” The verbs וְאִזֵּן וְחִקֵּר (vÿizzen vekhiqqer, “he weighed and he explored”) form a hendiadys (a figurative expression in which two separate terms used in combination to convey a single idea): “he studiously weighed” or “carefully evaluated.” The verb וְאִזֵּן (conjunction + Piel perfect 3rd person masculine singular from II אָזַן (’azan) “to weigh; to balance”) is related to the noun מֹאזֵן (mozen) “balances; scales” used for weighing money or commercial items (e.g., Jer 32:10; Ezek 5:1). This is the only use of the verb in the OT. In this context, it means “to weigh” = “to test; to prove” (BDB 24 s.v. מאזן) or “to balance” (HALOT 27 II אָזַן). Cohen suggests, “He made an examination of the large number of proverbial sayings which had been composed, testing their truth and worth, to select those which he considered deserving of circulation” (A. Cohen, The Five Megilloth [SoBB], 189).

tn The verb תָּקַן (taqan, “to make straight”) connotes “to put straight” or “to arrange in order” (HALOT 1784 s.v. תקן; BDB 1075 s.v. תָּקַן).This may refer to Qoheleth’s activity in compiling a collection of wisdom sayings in an orderly manner, or writing the wisdom sayings in a straightforward, direct manner.



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