New Defender's Study Bible Notes
12:5 which is high. The fear of heights suggests the danger of falling; fear of being “in the way” implies inability to protect oneself.
12:5 almond tree. The “almond tree” represents the white hair of age; the aged one is easily irritated, even by the chirping of a grasshopper, and sexual desire fails.
12:5 long home. Finally death comes, and the life, like the light in a “golden bowl” hanging by a “silver cord,” goes out.