Ecclesiastes or, the Preacher

Chapter 11

Do good and give to them who need—God will bring all men to judgment.

1 Cast thy abread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou aknowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

3 If 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.

4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not areap.

5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the aspirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who bmaketh all.

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

7 Truly the alight is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of adarkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is bvanity.

9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart acheer thee in the days of thy youth, and bwalk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into cjudgment.

10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away aevil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are bvanity.