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.” While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars be not darkened -- nor the clouds return after the rain. In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves. And the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out the windows be darkened.
And the doors shall be shut in the streets. When the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low. Also, when they shall be afraid of that which is high. And fears shall be in the way; and the almond tree shall flourish; and the grasshopper shall be a burden. And desire shall fail.
Because man goeth to his long home. And the mourners go about the streets. Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern – then shall the dust return to the earth as it was.
And the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear [respect/obey/revere] [+love] God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecclesiastes, Chap 12, vv. 1-7, 12-13 KJV)
This summation of the Preacher’s wisdom READ SLOWLY many times, asking in Jesus’ name for understanding and life-application, will change you forever. You might also enjoy its context amplified in the New Living Translation.