"Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return.
"For when a few years are past, I shall go the way of no return.
For soon I must go down that road from which I will never return.
"Only a few years are left before I set out on the road of no return.
For in a short time I will take the journey from which I will not come back.
For when a few years have come, I shall go the way from which I shall not return.
For when a few years are finished, I shall go the way of no return.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn The expression is “years of number,” meaning that they can be counted, and so “the years are few.” The verb simply means “comes” or “lie ahead.”
2 tn The verbal expression “I will not return” serves here to modify the journey that he will take. It is “the road [of] I will not return.”