Ecclesiastes 11:10
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New American Standard Bible
So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.

King James Bible
Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

Darby Bible Translation
Then remove discontent from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for childhood and youth are vanity.

World English Bible
Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

Young's Literal Translation
And turn aside anger from thy heart, And cause evil to pass from thy flesh, For the childhood and the age are vanity!

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The sense appears to be, "Let the timely recollection of God's judgment, and of the fleeting character of youth, so influence your conduct that you will refrain from acts which entail future remorse and pain."

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Of Confession and Self-Examination
Of Confession and Self-examination Self-examination should always precede Confession, and in the nature and manner of it should be conformable to the state of the soul: the business of those that are advanced to the degree of which we now treat, is to lay their whole souls open before God, who will not fail to enlighten them, and enable them to see the peculiar nature of their faults. This examination, however, should be peaceful and tranquil, and we should depend on God for the discovery and knowledge
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Timothy 2:22
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Job 11:12
"An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.

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