Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes: but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Eyes. He speaks ironically, (Calmet) or exhorts to spiritual joy and moderation. (St. Gregory, Mor. xxiv.)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
One statement is introduced [by Solomon] through his impersonation of the weak, while the other is added from the dictates of reason, for he immediately discusses the dictates of reason and shows the advantage of a house of mourning. “For that is the end of every man,” he says, “and the living should take it to heart.” And again he writes, “Rejoice, O young man, while you are young.” While a little later he adds, “The dawn of youth is fleeting.” In criticizing what he has just recommended, he indicates clearly that the former pronouncement proceeded from carnal desires, while the latter was based on a true judgment.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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