Ecclesiastes 11 ©

An exhortation to liberality to the poor, without regarding their unworthiness, v. 1, etc. Having the Providence of God always before their eyes, 5. Yet without neglecting the taking of pains¸ 6. Life is sweet unto men, yet there are more evil days than good, 7. An exhortation unto young men, that they would always in the midst of their pleasures and delights think of the day of judgment, 9.


CAST1 thy bread 2upon the waters: for 3thou shalt find it 4after many days.


5Give a portiona to 6seven, and also to eight; 7for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.


8If the clouds be full of rain, they 9empty themselves upon the earth: and 10if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.


He 11that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.


Asb12thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how 13the bonescdo grow 14in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou 15knowest not the works of God 16who maketh all.


17In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening 18withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not 19whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be 20alike good.


21Truly 22the light 23is sweet, and a 24pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:


But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember 25the days of darkness; for they shall be many. 26All that cometh 27is vanity.


¶Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart 28cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and 29walk in the ways of thine heart, and 30in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring 31thee into judgment.


Therefore remove 32sorrow from thy heart, and put away 33evil 34from thy flesh: for childhood and 35youth 36are vanity.