Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ecclesiastes ~~- chapter 11 of 12 (10 verses.)

Ecclesiastes 11:8Wrench

Live With Gusto, Youth, But Don't Sin

[Little] โ€œAdamโ€, if [you] live many years, rejoice in them all.
Remember: the days of darkness [approach].
They will be many. All that [life] brings you flashes by [in a puff of smoke, ๐Ÿ˜‡].

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Note: Adam = human.

Other English Bible translations of Ecclesiastes 11:8:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNFor if a person lives many years, let him take joy in them all; yet remembering that there will be many days of darkness, that all to come is futile.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRHowever many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNNo matter how many years a man might live, let him enjoy all of them. But let him remember the dark days. There will be many of them. Nothing that's going to happen will have any meaning.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNWhen people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. But let them also remember that the dark days will be many. Everything still to come is meaningless.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNEven those who live many years should rejoice in them all; yet let them remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNEven if you live a long time, don't take a single day for granted. Take delight in each light-filled hour, Remembering that there will also be many dark days And that most of what comes your way is smoke.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNBe grateful for every year you live. No matter how long you live, remember that you will be dead much longer. There is nothing at all to look forward to.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNIndeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.
King James Version (unedited)KJVBut if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.
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