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Ecclesiastes 11:10

    Ecclesiastes 11:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So put away trouble from your heart, and sorrow from your flesh; because the early years and the best years are to no purpose.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for youth and the dawn of life 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for youth and the prime of life are vanity.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 11:10

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 11:10

    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."