Geneva Study Bible
(a) Before you come to a continual misery: for when the clouds remain after the rain, man's grief is increased.
(b) The hands which keep the body.
(c) The legs.
(d) The teeth.
(e) The eyes.
(f) The lips or mouth.
(g) When the jaws will scarce open and not be able to chew any more.
(h) He will not be able to sleep.
(i) That is the wind pipes or the ears will be deaf and not able to hear singing.
(k) To climb high because of their weakness, or they stoop down as though they were afraid lest anything should hide them.
(l) They will tremble as they go, as though they were afraid.
(m) Their head will be as white as the blossoms of an almond tree.
(n) They will be able to bear nothing.
(o) Meaning, the marrow of the backbone and the sinews.
(p) The little skin that covers the brain, which is in colour like gold.
(q) That is, the veins.
(r) Meaning the liver.
(s) Which is the head.
(t) That is, the heart out of which the head draws the powers of life.
(u) The soul unconsciously goes either to joy or torment, and sleeps not as the wicked imagine.
(x) Which are well applied by the ministers, whom he calls masters.
(y) That is by God.
(z) These things cannot be comprehended in books or learned by study, but God must instruct your heart that you may only know that wisdom is the true happiness and the way to it is to fear God.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Ecclesiastes 12". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25