KJV ECC12 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekECC11.htm SON1.htm
12:1 Remember [H2142] now thy Creator [H1254] in the days [H3117] of thy youth [H979] , while the evil [H7451] days [H3117] come [H935] not, nor the years [H8141] draw nigh [H5060] , when thou shalt say [H559] , I have no pleasure [H2656] in them;
12:2 While the sun [H8121] , or the light [H216] , or the moon [H3394] , or the stars [H3556] , be not darkened [H2821] , nor the clouds [H5645] return [H7725] after [H310] the rain [H1653] :
12:3 In the day [H3117] when the keepers [H8104] of the house [H1004] shall tremble [H2111] , and the strong [H2428] men [H582] shall bow [H5791] themselves, and the grinders [H2912] cease [H988] because they are few [H4591] , and those that look out [H7200] of the windows [H699] be darkened [H2821] ,(the grinders: or, the grinders fail, because they grind little)
12:4 And the doors [H1817] shall be shut [H5462] in the streets [H7784] , when the sound [H6963] of the grinding [H2913] is low [H8217] , and he shall rise up [H6965] at the voice [H6963] of the bird [H6833] , and all the daughters [H1323] of musick [H7892] shall be brought low [H7817] ;
12:5 Also [when] they shall be afraid [H3372] of [that which is] high [H1364] , and fears [H2849] [shall be] in the way [H1870] , and the almond tree [H8247] shall flourish [H5006] , and the grasshopper [H2284] shall be a burden [H5445] , and desire [H35] shall fail [H6565] : because man [H120] goeth [H1980] to his long [H5769] home [H1004] , and the mourners [H5594] go about [H5437] the streets [H7784] :
12:6 Or ever [H3808] the silver [H3701] cord [H2256] be loosed [H7576] [H7368] , or the golden [H2091] bowl [H1543] be broken [H7533] , or the pitcher [H3537] be broken [H7665] at the fountain [H4002] , or the wheel [H1534] broken [H7533] at the cistern [H953] .
12:7 Then shall the dust [H6083] return [H7725] to the earth [H776] as it was: and the spirit [H7307] shall return [H7725] unto God [H430] who gave [H5414] it.
12:8 Vanity [H1892] of vanities [H1892] , saith [H559] the preacher [H6953] ; all [is] vanity [H1892] .
12:9 And moreover [H3148] , because the preacher [H6953] was wise [H2450] , he still taught [H3925] the people [H5971] knowledge [H1847] ; yea, he gave good heed [H239] , and sought out [H2713] , [and] set in order [H8626] many [H7235] proverbs [H4912] .(moreover: or, the more wise the preacher was, etc)
12:10 The preacher [H6953] sought [H1245] to find out [H4672] acceptable [H2656] words [H1697] : and [that which was] written [H3789] [was] upright [H3476] , [even] words [H1697] of truth [H571] .(acceptable: Heb. words of delight)
12:11 The words [H1697] of the wise [H2450] [are] as goads [H1861] , and as nails [H4930] fastened [H5193] [by] the masters [H1167] of assemblies [H627] , [which] are given [H5414] from one [H259] shepherd [H7462] .
12:12 And further [H3148] , by these [H1992] , my son [H1121] , be admonished [H2094] : of making [H6213] many [H7235] books [H5612] [there is] no end [H7093] ; and much [H7235] study [H3854] [is] a weariness [H3024] of the flesh [H1320] .(study: or, reading)
12:13 Let us hear [H8085] the conclusion [H5490] of the whole matter [H1697] : Fear [H3372] God [H430] , and keep [H8104] his commandments [H4687] : for this [is] the whole [duty] of man [H120] .(Let: or, The end of the matter, even all that hath been heard, is)
12:14 For God [H430] shall bring [H935] every work [H4639] into judgment [H4941] , with every secret thing [H5956] , whether [it be] good [H2896] , or whether [it be] evil [H7451] .