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Remember your Creator before the silver cord is [a]loosed,
Or the golden bowl is broken,
Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain,
Or the wheel broken at the well.
(A)Then the dust will return to the earth as it was,
(B)And the spirit will return to God (C)who gave it.

“Vanity(D) of vanities,” says the Preacher,
“All is vanity.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 12:6 So with Qr., Tg.; Kt. removed; LXX, Vg. broken

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