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Ecclesiastes 12 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:1 - Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them";
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:2 - before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:3 - in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look through the windows are dimmed,
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:4 - and the doors on the street are shut; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:5 - they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along and desire fails; because man goes to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:6 - before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern,
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:7 - and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:8 - Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.

Purpose of the Preacher

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:9 - Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging proverbs with great care.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:10 - The Preacher sought to find pleasing words, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:11 - The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings which are given by one Shepherd.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:12 - My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:13 - The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:14 - For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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