While the [a]silver cord is not lengthened, nor the golden [b]ewer broken, nor the [c]pitcher broken at the [d]well, nor the [e]wheel broken at the [f]cistern,

And dust return to the earth as it was, and the [g]spirit return to God that gave it.

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, all is vanity.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 12:6 Meaning, the marrow of the backbone and the sinews.
  2. Ecclesiastes 12:6 The little skin that covereth the brain, which is in color like gold.
  3. Ecclesiastes 12:6 That is, the veins.
  4. Ecclesiastes 12:6 Meaning, the liver.
  5. Ecclesiastes 12:6 Which is the head.
  6. Ecclesiastes 12:6 That is, the heart, out of which the head draweth the powers of life.
  7. Ecclesiastes 12:7 The soul incontinently goeth either to joy or torment, and sleepeth not as the wicked imagine.