Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:1 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Enjoy Life to the Fullest under the Fear of God
9 Rejoice, young man, while you are young,
and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth.
Follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes,
but know that God will judge your motives and actions.
10 Banish emotional stress from your mind.
and put away pain from your body;
for youth and the prime of life are fleeting.
Fear God Now Because Old Age and Death Come Quickly
12 So remember your Creator in the days of your youth—
before the difficult days come,
and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;