Remember your Creator before the silver cord is [a]broken and the (A)golden bowl is crushed, the pitcher by the spring is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed; then the (B)dust will return to the earth as it was, and the [b](C)spirit will return to (D)God who gave it. (E)Futility of futilities,” says the Preacher, “all is futility!”

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 12:6 As in LXX; Heb removed
  2. Ecclesiastes 12:7 Or breath