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(Ecc 12:1) Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
(Ecc 12:2) While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
(Ecc 12:3) In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
(Ecc 12:4) And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
(Ecc 12:5) Also {when} they shall be afraid of {that which is} high, and fears {shall be} in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
(Ecc 12:6) Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
(Ecc 12:7) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
(Ecc 12:8) Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all {is} vanity.
(Ecc 12:9) And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, {and} set in order many proverbs.
(Ecc 12:10) The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and {that which was} written {was} upright, {even} words of truth.
(Ecc 12:11) The words of the wise {are} as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, {which} are given from one shepherd.
(Ecc 12:12) And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books {there is} no end; and much study {is} a weariness of the flesh.
(Ecc 12:13) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this {is} the whole {duty} of man.
(Ecc 12:14) For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether {it be} good or whether {it be} evil.
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