Ecclesiastes 11:10
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New International Version
So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Therefore remove sorrow - כעס caas, anger; every kind of violent passion, all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. "Childhood and youth are vanity;" they pass away and come to nothing. Eternity alone is permanent; live for eternity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Ecclesiastes 12:1 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...

Job 13:26 For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to your mercy remember you me for your goodness' sake, O LORD.

2 Peter 3:11-14 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness...

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Psalm 90:7-11 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled...

and put

Job 20:11 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

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Ecclesiastes 1:12,14 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem...

Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...

Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Library
A New Years Sermon to the Young
'Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.... 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.'--ECCLES. xi. 9; xii. 1. This strange, and in some places perplexing Book of Ecclesiastes, is intended to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Curiosity a Temptation to Sin.
"Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away."--Proverbs iv. 14, 15. The chief cause of the wickedness which is every where seen in the world, and in which, alas! each of us has more or less his share, is our curiosity to have some fellowship with darkness, some experience of sin, to know what the pleasures of sin are like. I believe it is even thought unmanly by many persons (though they may not like to say
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Ecclesiastes
It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. The Jewish scholars of the first century A.D. were struck by the manner in which it contradicted itself: e.g., "I praised the dead more than the living," iv. 2, "A living dog is better than a dead lion," ix. 4; but they were still more
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Job 11:12
But the witless can no more become wise than a wild donkey's colt can be born human.

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