Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 11 ©

1Exhortations to charitableness. 7Death ought to be remembered in life, 9and the day of judgment in the days of youth.

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CAST athy bread 1upon the waters: bfor thou shalt find it after many days.

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cGive a portion to seven, and also to eight; for dthou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

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

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

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gAs thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor hhow the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: ieven so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

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jIn the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: kfor thou knowest not whether 2shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

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lTruly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

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But mif a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; nyet let him remember othe days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.

o ch. 12.1.
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pRejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and qwalk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: rbut know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

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Therefore sremove 3sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: tfor childhood and youth are vanity.