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    and the dust goes back into the ground—just as it was before,
    and the spirit goes back to God who gave it.

“Nothing but vapor,” said Ecclesiastes, the speaker.[a] “It is all vapor.”

Besides being wise, Ecclesiastes taught the people knowledge, and he weighed, collected, and arranged many proverbs.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 12:8 Ecclesiastes is not a personal name, but a title for a person who gathers a group of people to speak to them. The Hebrew word qoheleth here has the definite article, showing that it is a title.

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