5 they are also afraid of what is high, and terrors are in the way, and the almond is despised, and the grasshopper is a burden, and the caper-berry is without effect; (for man goeth to his age-long home, and the mourners go about the streets;)

References for Ecclesiastes 12:5

    • b 12:5 - Or 'the almond-tree flourisheth,' referring to white hairs.
    • c 12:5 - Others, 'bursteth.' Or it may be rendered, 'and desire hath failed.'