King James Version
6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.Read full chapter
New International Version
6 Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
and the wheel broken at the well,
7 and the dust returns(A) to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God(B) who gave it.(C)
- Ecclesiastes 12:8 Or the leader of the assembly; also in verses 9 and 10