Ecclesiastes 111 Send forth your bread upon the face of the water, for you shall find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for you know not what evil there shall be upon the earth. 3 If the clouds are filled with rain, they pour it out upon the earth; and if a tree fall southward, or if it fall northward, in the place where the tree shall fall, there it shall be. 4 He that observes the wind sows not; and he that looks at the clouds will not reap. 5 Among whom none knows what is the way of the wind. As the bones are hid in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you shall not know the works of God, even all things whatsoever He shall do. 6 In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening let not your hand be slack; for you know not what sort shall prosper whether this or that, or whether both shall be good alike. 7 Moreover the light is sweet, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun. 8 For even if a man should live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity. 9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart blameless, but not in the sight of your eyes: yet know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. 10 Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh; for youth and folly are vanity.
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