New International Reader's Version
6 Remember your Creator before the silver cord is cut.
Remember him before the golden bowl is broken.
The wheel will be broken at the well.
The pitcher will be smashed at the spring.
7 Remember your Creator before you return to the dust you came from.
Remember him before your spirit goes back to God who gave it.
8 “Meaningless! Everything is meaningless!”
says the Teacher.
“Nothing has any meaning.”