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Ecclesiastes

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Chapter 11

1 Cast thy bread upon the That is, be liberal to the poor, and though it seems to be as a thing ventured on the sea, yet it will bring you profit. waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

2 Giue a portion to seuen, & also to eight: for thou knowest not what euill shalbe vpon ye earth.

3 If the As the clouds that are full pour out rain, so the rich that have abundance must distribute it liberally. clouds are full of rain, they empty [themselves] upon the earth: and if the He exhorts to be liberal while we live: for after, there is no power. tree falleth toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

4 He that observeth the He who fears inconveniences when need requires will never do his duty. wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

5 As thou knowest not which is ye way of the spirit, nor how the bones doe growe in the wombe of her that is with child: so thou knowest not the worke of God that worketh all.

6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening Be not weary of well doing. withhold not thy hand: for thou knowest not which shall prosper, either this or That is, which of your works are most agreeable to God. that, or whether they both [shall be] alike good.

7 Surely the light is a pleasant thing: and it is a good thing to the eyes to see the sunne.

8 But if a man shall live many years, [and] rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of That is, of affliction and trouble. darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh [is] vanity.

9 He derides them who set their desire in worldly pleasures as though God would not call count. Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: but know thou, that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.

10 Therefore remove That is, anger and envy. sorrow from thy heart, and Meaning, carnal lusts to which youth is given. put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth [are] vanity.

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