when men are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags himself along and desire no longer is stirred. Then man goes to his eternal home1 and mourners2 go about the streets.
References for Ecclesiastes 12:5
Remember him--before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns3 to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God4 who gave it.5
References for Ecclesiastes 12:7