12 Remember now thy Creator ain the days of thy byouth, swhile cthe evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when dthou shalt say, I have no epleasure in them; 2 sWhile the sun, or fthe light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: 3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall gtremble, and the hstrong men shall bow themselves, and ||the grinders cease because they are few, and ithose that look out of the windows be darkened, 4 And jthe doors shall be shut in the kstreets, when lthe sound of the grinding mis low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all dthe daughters of musick shall be mbrought low; 5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall nflourish, and the ograsshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his plong qhome, and rthe mourners go about the kstreets: 6 sOr ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden tbowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 7 Then shall uthe dust return to the earth as it was: and xthe spirit shall return unto God ywho gave it.
9 And ||bmoreover, because the apreacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and cset in order dmany proverbs. 10 The apreacher sought to find out †acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as enails ffastened by the masters of gassemblies, which are given from hone shepherd. 12 And bfurther, by these, my son, ibe admonished: kof making many books there is no end; and lmuch ||study is a weariness of the flesh.
13 ||Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: mFear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For nGod shall bring every work into ojudgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
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