Ecclesiastes - Chapter 11 | New King James Version

  • 1. Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days.
  • 2. Give a serving to seven, and also to eight, For you do not know what evil will be on the earth.
  • 3. If the clouds are full of rain, They empty themselves upon the earth; And if a tree falls to the south or the north, In the place where the tree falls, there it shall lie.
  • 4. He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap.
  • 5. As you do not know what is the way of the wind, {cf2super [10]} Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.
  • 6. In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike will be good.
  • 7. Truly the light is sweet, And it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun;
  • 8. But if a man lives many years And rejoices in them all, Yet let him remember the days of darkness, For they will be many. All that is coming is vanity.
  • 9. Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment.
  • 10. Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh, For childhood and youth are vanity.