Context / meaning
Ecclesiastes 11 [5.] As you don’t know what is the way of the wind,
nor how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child;
even so you don’t know the work of God who does all.
In the morning sow your seed,
and in the evening don’t withhold your hand;
for you don’t know which will prosper, whether this or that,
or whether they both will be equally good.
Truly the light is sweet,
and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to see the sun.
Yes, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all;
but let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many.
All that comes is vanity.
Rejoice, young man, in your youth,
and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth,
and walk in the ways of your heart,
and in the sight of your eyes;
but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
Ecclesiastes 11 [10.] Therefore remove sorrow from your heart,
and put away evil from your flesh;
for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
Ecclesiastes 12 [1.] Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth,
before the evil days come, and the years draw near,
when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;
Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened,
and the clouds return after the rain;
in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble,
and the strong men shall bow themselves,
and the grinders cease because they are few,
and those who look out of the windows are darkened,
and the doors shall be shut in the street;
when the sound of the grinding is low