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Koheleth 12:1 says:

וּזְכֹר, אֶת-בּוֹרְאֶיךָ, בִּימֵי, בְּחוּרֹתֶיךָ: עַד אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָבֹאוּ, יְמֵי הָרָעָה, וְהִגִּיעוּ שָׁנִים, אֲשֶׁר תֹּאמַר אֵין-לִי בָהֶם חֵפֶץ. 1

Remember then thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say: 'I have no pleasure in them';

Why בוראיך (which is normally plural, "thy creators") instead of בוראך?

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See hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=38018&st=&pgnum=8, column 2, toward the bottom, before "את השמים ואת הארץ". (If I understood what it said, I'd post it as an answer.) –  msh210 Jun 1 at 6:39

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Tora T'mima (#1) says the extra yod is to imply that the word should be taken apart for a d'rasha — specifically, the d'rasha of Akavya ben Mahalal'el that takes apart the word to imply בארך (your well, i.e. where you came from), בורך (your pit, i.e. grave), and בוראך (your creator), the three things one should remember ("וזכר את בוראיך") to avoid sin.

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This is a good one! Can you please provide a link (if available online)? –  Renato Jun 1 at 22:01
    
I don't see it online; sorry. –  msh210 Jun 2 at 2:58

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