Remember God while you are young
It is good to see the sun rise in the morning.
and they should happily enjoy every day.
But they should remember that their lives will end in death.
There will be many days of trouble ahead.
We cannot understand everything that will happen to us in the future.
Do the things that you think are good.
Enjoy the things that you see.
But remember that God will
for all the things that you do.
Do not let your body cause you to have pain.
You will not be young and strong for very long.
We all become old too quickly.
He is the one who made you.
Your life will have many troubles in the future.
During those years, you will say,
‘I do not enjoy my life any more.’
You will not see the moon or the stars.
There will always be dark clouds after the rain.
Your legs will become weak.
You will have only a few teeth to eat with.
Your eyes will no longer see very well.
You will not hear the sound of people as they work.
You will not hear the sound of people as they sing songs.
But a bird's song will wake you
when you want to sleep.
You will worry about danger in the streets.
When you are old, your hair will become white,
like the flowers on an
You will feel too tired to move yourself,
like an old
You will not want to have sex.
Finally, we will all die and go to our home in the ground.
Many people will weep at our
because one day your life will finish.
It will be like a
like a gold bowl that breaks;
like a water pot at the well that breaks into pieces;
who gave it to us.
‘All these things have no purpose.
We cannot understand why they happen.’