1 H2142 Remember H1254 now your Creator H3117 in the days H979 of your youth, H5704 while H7451 the evil H3117 days H935 come H8141 not, nor the years H5060 draw near, H834 when H559 you shall say, H369 I have no H2656 pleasure in them;
2 H5704 While H8121 the sun, H216 or the light, H3394 or the moon, H3556 or the stars, H2821 be not darkened, H5645 nor the clouds H7725 return H310 after H1653 the rain:
3 H3117 In the day H8104 when the keepers H1004 of the house H2111 shall tremble, H2428 and the strong H582 men H5791 shall bow H2912 themselves, and the grinders H988 cease H3588 because H4592 they are few, H7200 and those that look H699 out of the windows H2821 be darkened,
4 H1817 And the doors H5462 shall be shut H7784 in the streets, H6963 when the sound H2913 of the grinding H8217 is low, H6965 and he shall rise H6963 up at the voice H6833 of the bird, H3605 and all H1323 the daughters H7892 of music H7817 shall be brought H7817 low;
5 H1571 Also H3372 when they shall be afraid H1364 of that which is high, H2849 and fears H1870 shall be in the way, H8247 and the almond H5006 tree shall flourish, H2284 and the grasshopper H5445 shall be a burden, H35 and desire H6565 shall fail: H3588 because H120 man H1980 goes H5769 to his long H1004 home, H5594 and the mourners H5437 go H5437 about H7784 the streets:
6 H5704 Or H3701 ever the silver H2256 cord H7368 be loosed, H2091 or the golden H1543 bowl H7533 be broken, H3537 or the pitcher H7665 be broken H5921 at H4002 the fountain, H1534 or the wheel H7533 broken H413 at H953 the cistern.
7 H6083 Then shall the dust H7725 return H776 to the earth H7307 as it was: and the spirit H7725 shall return H430 to God H834 who H5414 gave it.
9 H3148 And moreover, H6953 because the preacher H2450 was wise, H5750 he still H3925 taught H5971 the people H1847 knowledge; H238 yes, he gave good heed, H2713 and sought H8626 out, and set in order H7235 many H4912 proverbs.
10 H6953 The preacher H1245 sought H4672 to find H2656 out acceptable H1697 words: H3789 and that which was written H3476 was upright, H1697 even words H571 of truth.
11 H1697 The words H2450 of the wise H1861 are as goads, H4930 and as nails H5193 fastened H1167 by the masters H627 of assemblies, H5414 which are given H259 from one H7462 shepherd.
12 H3148 And further, H1992 by these, H1121 my son, H2094 be admonished: H6213 of making H7235 many H5612 books H369 there is no H7093 end; H7235 and much H3854 study H3024 is a weariness H1320 of the flesh.
13 H8085 Let us hear H5490 the conclusion H3605 of the whole H1697 matter: H3372 Fear H430 God, H8104 and keep H4687 his commandments: H2088 for this H3605 is the whole H1697 duty H120 of man.