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Passage Lookup: Ecclesiastes 12

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Ecclesiastes 12:1
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(a)Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the (b)evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them";
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Ecclesiastes 12:2
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before the (c)sun and the light, the moon and the stars are darkened, and clouds return after the rain;
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Ecclesiastes 12:3
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in the day that the watchmen of the house tremble, and mighty men (d)stoop, the grinding ones stand idle because they are few, and (e)those who look through [a]windows grow dim;
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Ecclesiastes 12:4
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and the doors on the street are shut as the (f)sound of the grinding mill is low, and one will arise at the sound of the bird, and all the (g)daughters of song will [b]sing softly.
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Ecclesiastes 12:5
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Furthermore, [c]men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal (h)home while (i)mourners go about in the street.
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Ecclesiastes 12:6
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Remember Him before the silver cord is [d]broken and the (j)golden bowl is crushed, the pitcher by the well is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed;
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Ecclesiastes 12:7
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then the (k)dust will return to the earth as it was, and the [e](l)spirit will return to (m)God who gave it.
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Ecclesiastes 12:8
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"(n)Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "all is vanity!"
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Ecclesiastes 12:9
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In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged (o)many proverbs.
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Ecclesiastes 12:10
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The Preacher sought to find (p)delightful words and to write (q)words of truth correctly.
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Ecclesiastes 12:11
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The (r)words of wise men are like (s)goads, and masters of these collections are like [f]well-driven (t)nails; they are given by one Shepherd.
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Ecclesiastes 12:12
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But beyond this, my son, be warned: the [g]writing of (u)many books is endless, and excessive (v)devotion to books is wearying to the body.
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Ecclesiastes 12:13
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The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: (w)fear God and (x)keep His commandments, because this applies to (y)every person.
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Ecclesiastes 12:14
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For (z)God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
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