Let your mind be turned to your Maker in the days of your strength, while the evil days come not, and the years are far away when you will say, I have no pleasure in them;

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, are not dark, and the clouds come not back after the rain;

In the day when the keepers of the house are shaking for fear, and the strong men are bent down, and the women who were crushing the grain are at rest because their number is small, and those looking out of the windows are unable to see;

When the doors are shut in the street, and the sound of the crushing is low, and the voice of the bird is soft, and the daughters of music will be made low;

And he is in fear of that which is high, and danger is in the road, and the tree is white with flower, and the least thing is a weight, and desire is at an end, because man goes to his last resting-place, and those who are sorrowing are in the streets;

Before ever the silver cord is cut, or the vessel of gold is broken, or the pot is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the water-hole;

And the dust goes back to the earth as it was, and the spirit goes back to God who gave it.


(Ecclesiastes 12:1-7)


너는 청년의   곤고한 날이 이르기 나는 아무 낙이 없다고  해가 가깝기 전에 너의 창조자를 기억하라

해와 빛과 달과 별들이 어둡기 전에 뒤에 구름이 다시 일어나기 전에 그리하라

그런 날에는 집을 지키는 자들이  것이며 힘있는 자들이 구부러질 것이며 맷돌질 하는 자들이 적으므로 그칠 것이며 창들로 내어다 보는 자가 어두워질 것이며

길거리 문들이 닫혀질 것이며 맷돌 소리가 적어질 것이며 새의 소리를 인하여 일어날 것이며 음악하는 여자들은  쇠하여질 것이며

그런 자들은 높은 곳을 두려워할 것이며 길에서는 놀랄 것이며 살구나무가 꽃이  것이며 메뚜기도 짐이 것이며 원욕이 그치리니 이는 사람이 자기 영원한 집으로 돌아가고 조문자들이 거리로 왕래하게 됨이라

은줄이 풀리고  그릇이 깨어지고 항아리가  곁에서 깨어지고 바퀴가 우물 위에서 깨어지고

흙은 여전히 땅으로 돌아가고 영은  주신 하나님께로 돌아가기 전에 기억하라