1 H2142 Remember H1254 also thy Creator H3117 in the days H979 of thy youth, H7451 before the evil H3117 days H935 come, H8141 and the years H5060 draw nigh, H559 when thou shalt say, H2656 I have no pleasure in them;
2 H8121 before the sun, H216 and the light, H3394 and the moon, H3556 and the stars, H2821 are darkened, H5645 and 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 H4591 because they are few, H7200 and those that look out H699 of the windows H2821 shall be darkened,
4 H1817 and the doors H5462 shall be shut H7784 in the street; H6963 when the sound H2913 of the grinding H8217 is low, H6965 and one shall rise up H6963 at the voice H6833 of a bird, H1323 and all the daughters H7892 of music H7817 shall be brought low;
5 H3372 yea, they shall be afraid H1364 of that which is high, H2849 and terrors H1870 shall be in the way; H8247 and the almond-tree H5006 shall blossom, H2284 and the grasshopper H5445 shall be a burden, H35 and desire H6565 shall fail; H120 because man H1980 goeth H5769 to his everlasting H1004 home, H5594 and the mourners H5437 go about H7784 the streets:
6 H3808 before H3701 the silver H2256 cord H7576 is loosed, H2091 or the golden H1543 bowl H7533 is broken, H3537 or the pitcher H7533 is broken H4002 at the fountain, H1534 or the wheel H7665 broken H953 at the cistern,
7 H6083 and the dust H7725 returneth H776 to the earth H7307 as it was, and the spirit H7725 returneth H430 unto God H5414 who gave it.
9 H3148 And further, H6953 because the Preacher H2450 was wise, H3925 he still taught H5971 the people H1847 knowledge; H239 yea, he pondered, H2713 and sought out, H8626 and set in order H7235 many H4912 proverbs.
10 H6953 The Preacher H1245 sought H4672 to find out H2656 acceptable H1697 words, H3789 and that which was written H3476 uprightly, H1697 even words H571 of truth.
11 H1697 The words H2450 of the wise H1861 are as goads; H4930 and as nails H5193 well fastened H1167 are the words of the masters H627 of assemblies, H5414 which are given H259 from one H7462 shepherd.
12 H3148 And furthermore, H1121 my son, H2094 be admonished: H1992 of H6213 making H7235 many H5612 books H7093 there is no end; H7235 and much H3854 study H3024 is a weariness H1320 of the flesh.
13 H5490 This is the end H1697 of the matter; H8085 all hath been heard: H3372 fear H430 God, H8104 and keep H4687 his commandments; H120 for this is the whole duty of man.