Ecclesiastes 12:1
Good News Translation
So remember your Creator while you are still young, before those dismal days and years come when you will say, "I don't enjoy life."

Contemporary English Version
Keep your Creator in mind while you are young! In years to come, you will be burdened down with troubles and say, "I don't enjoy life anymore."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the time of affliction come, and the years draw nigh of which thou shalt say: They please me not:

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Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the time of affliction come, and the years draw nigh of which thou shalt say: They please me not:

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Ecclesiastes 11:10 Remove anger from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh. For youth and pleasure are vain.

Genesis 39:2,8,9,23 And the Lord was with him, and he was a prosperous man in all things: and he dwelt in his master's house: . . .

1 Samuel 1:28 Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord all the days of his life, he shall be lent to the Lord. And they adored the Lord there. And Anna prayed, and said:

1 Samuel 2:18,26 But Samuel ministered before the face of the Lord: being a child girded with a linen ephod. . . .

1 Samuel 3:19-21 And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and not one of his words fell to the ground. . . .

1 Samuel 16:7,12,13 And the Lord said to Samuel: Look not on his countenance, nor on the height of his stature: because I have rejected him, nor do I judge according to the look of man: for man seeth those things that appear, but the Lord beholdeth the heart. . . .

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1 Samuel 17:36,37 For I thy servant have killed both a lion and a bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be also as one of them. I will go now, and take away the reproach of the people: for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, who hath dared to curse the army of the living God? . . .

1 Kings 3:6-12 And Solomon said: Thou hast shewed great mercy to thy servant David, my father, even as he walked before thee in truth, and justice, and an upright heart with thee: and thou hast kept thy great mercy for him, and hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. . . .

1 Kings 14:13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and shall bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall be laid in a sepulchre, because in his regard there is found a good word from the Lord, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.

1 Kings 18:12 And when I am gone from thee, the Spirit of the Lord will carry thee into a place that I know not: and I shall go in and tell Achab; and he, not finding thee, will kill me: but thy servant feareth the Lord from his infancy.

2 Chronicles 34:2,3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father: he declined not, neither to the right hand, nor to the left. . . .

Psalm 22:9,10 For thou art he that hast drawn me out of the womb: my hope from the breasts of my mother. . . .

Psalm 34:11 Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 71:17,18 Thou hast taught me, O God, from my youth: and till now I will declare thy wonderful works. . . .

Proverbs 8:17 With me are riches and glory, glorious riches and justice.

Proverbs 22:6 It is a proverb: A young man according to his way, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Isaiah 26:8 And in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, we have patiently waited for thee: thy name, and thy remembrance are the desire of the soul.

Lamentations 3:27 Teth. It is good for a man, when he hath borne the yoke from his youth.

Daniel 1:8,9,17 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not be defiled with the king's table, nor with the wine which he drank: and he requested the master of the eunuchs that he might not be defiled. . . .

Luke 1:15 For he shall be great before the Lord and shall drink no wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

Luke 2:40-52 And the child grew and waxed strong, full of wisdom: and the grace of God was in him. . . .

Luke 18:16 But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come to me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.

2 Timothy 3:15 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

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Ecclesiastes 11:8 If a man live many years, and have rejoiced in them all, he must remember the darksome time, and the many days: which when they shall come, the things past shall be accused of vanity.

Job 30:2 The strength of whose hands was to me as nothing, and they were thought unworthy of life itself.

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years in them are threescore and ten years. But if in the strong they be fourscore years: and what is more of them is labour and sorrow. For mildness is come upon us: and we shall be corrected.

Hosea 7:9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knew it not: yea, grey hairs also are spread about upon him, and he is ignorant of it.

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2 Samuel 19:35 I am this day fourscore years old, are my senses quick to discern sweet and bitter? or can meat or drink delight thy servant? or can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? why should thy servant be a burden to my lord, the king?

Context
Remember Your Creator
1Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the time of affliction come, and the years draw nigh of which thou shalt say: They please me not:2Before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars be darkened, and the clouds return after the rain:…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 8:18
But remember the Lord thy God, that he hath given thee strength, that he might fulfil his covenant, concerning which he swore to thy fathers, as this present day sheweth.

Nehemiah 4:14
And I looked and rose up: and I said to the chief men and the magistrates, and to the rest of the common people: be not afraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, and your wives, and your houses.

Psalm 63:6
If I have remembered thee upon my bed, I will meditate on thee in the morning:

Psalm 119:55
In the night I have remembered thy name, O Lord: and have kept thy law.

Ecclesiastes 11:2
Give a portion to seven, and also to eight: for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

Ecclesiastes 11:8
If a man live many years, and have rejoiced in them all, he must remember the darksome time, and the many days: which when they shall come, the things past shall be accused of vanity.

Additional Translations
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of adversity come, and the years approach of which you will say, “I find no pleasure in them,”Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them;

Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

And remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the days of evil come, and the years overtake thee in which thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.

And remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, of which thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, or ever the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

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;"

Remember also thy Creators in days of thy youth, While that the evil days come not, Nor the years have arrived, that thou sayest, 'I have no pleasure in them.'
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