New Living Translation
So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:10 Sorrow - Sensual and disorderly lusts, which he elegantly calls sorrow, to intimate, that although such practices at present gratify mens senses, yet they will shortly bring them to intolerable sorrows. Evil - All evil desires, tho' now they seem good to thee. Vanity - Most vain. The time of youth is vanishing and transitory, and old age and death will speedily come, against which every wise man will take care to lay in solid provisions and comforts.
Twice during Solomon's reign the Lord had appeared to him with words of approval and counsel--in the night vision at Gibeon, when the promise of wisdom, riches, and honor was accompanied by an admonition to remain humble and obedient; and after the dedication of the temple, when once more the Lord exhorted him to faithfulness. Plain were the admonitions, wonderful the promises, given to Solomon; yet of him who in circumstances, in character, and in life seemed abundantly fitted to heed the charge …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Jesus Attends the First Passover of his Ministry.
How those are to be Admonished who Decline the Office of Preaching Out of Too Great Humility, and those who Seize on it with Precipitate Haste.
Jeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.
2 Timothy 2:22
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.
An empty-headed person won't become wise any more than a wild donkey can bear a human child.
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