when men fear the heights and dangers of the road, when the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper loses its spring, and the caper berry shrivels--for then man goes to his eternal home, and mourners walk the streets.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 50:10
When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, which is across the Jordan, they lamented and wailed loudly, and Joseph mourned for his father seven days.
If I look for Sheol as my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness,
Yes, I know that You will bring me down to death, to the place appointed for all the living.
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Take note, and summon the wailing women; send for the most skillful among them.
Chapter Outline1. the Creator is to be remembered in due time
8. The preacher's care to edify
13. the fear of God is the chief antidote for vanity
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