before the silver cord is snapped, or (A)the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is (B)shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and (C)the dust returns to the earth as it was, and (D)the spirit returns to God (E)who gave it. (F)Vanity[a] of vanities, says (G)the Preacher; all is vanity.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 12:8 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath” (three times in this verse); see note on 1:2

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