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Ecclesiastes 12:7-9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

And the dust returns to the earth as it once was,
    and the life breath returns to God who gave it.[a]
Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,
    all things are vanity!

Epilogue. [b]Besides being wise, Qoheleth taught the people knowledge, and weighed, scrutinized and arranged many proverbs.

Footnotes:

  1. 12:7 Death is portrayed in terms of the description of creation in Gn 2:7; the body corrupts in the grave, and the life breath (lit., “spirit”), or gift of life, returns to God who had breathed upon what he had formed.
  2. 12:9 A disciple briefly describes and praises the master’s skill and reputation as a sage.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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