5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:--KJV And should I be longing to go to "my long home"?
Ecclesiastes 12:1 - 14
ESV - 1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, "I have no pleasure in them". 2 Before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain.
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The phrase "long home" is referring to the grave or Hades ("long" being a measure of time or duration, rather than a physical dimension).
Eaton said, "Always liked the imagery of the departed one setting sail for a new destination; mourners grieving on one shore as the ship disappears; but other joyful ones gathered on the other shore to greet the new arrival."
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