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And the dust returns to the earth as it was,
    and the breath returns to God who gave it.

Motto Restated

“Vanity of vanity!” says the Teacher.[a]
    “Everything is vanity!”

Epilogue

The Teacher[b] was full of wisdom, and he taught the people with knowledge. He carefully considered many proverbs and carefully arranged them.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 12:8 Hebrew “Qohelet”
  2. Ecclesiastes 12:9 Hebrew “Qohelet”

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