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Remember your creator in the days of your youth, in the time before the miserable

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days come, and the years draw near when you say, I have no pleasure in them,


You should often call to mind your creator while you are still young, before those miserable days come, or those years arrive about which you will say, These golden years aren’t so golden after all; I hate being old.



This is the word for “evil, unpleasant, unpleasing, bad, miserable, injurious, wicked, unkind, unhappy.” In this case the days he is talking about are not “evil or wicked,” but are filled with physical discomfort, pain, misery, and distress. Such days are definitely unhappy.