Remember Your Creator in Your Youth

Ecclesiastes 12

1 Remember a now your Creator in the days of your youth,
Before the 1 difficult days come,
And the years draw near b when you say,
"I have no pleasure in them":
2 While the sun and the light,
The moon and the stars,
Are not darkened,
And the clouds do not return after the rain;
3 In the day when the keepers of the house tremble,
And the strong men bow down;
When the grinders cease because they are few,
And those that look through the windows grow dim;
4 When the doors are shut in the streets,
And the sound of grinding is low;
When one rises up at the sound of a bird,
And all c the daughters of music are brought low.
5 Also they are afraid of height,
And of terrors in the way;
When the almond tree blossoms,
The grasshopper is a burden,
And desire fails.
For man goes to d his eternal home,
And e the mourners go about the streets.
6 Remember your Creator before the silver cord is 2 loosed,
Or the golden bowl is broken,
Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain,
Or the wheel broken at the well.
7 f Then the dust will return to the earth as it was,
g And the spirit will return to God h who gave it.
8 "Vanity i of vanities," says the Preacher,
"All is vanity."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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