Ecclesiastes 11:1-7 NIV

Bread Upon the Waters

1 Cast1 your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.2

References for Ecclesiastes 11:1

2 Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
3 If clouds are full of water, they pour rain upon the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there will it lie.
4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
5 As you do not know the path of the wind,3 or how the body is formeda in a mother's womb,4 so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

References for Ecclesiastes 11:5

    • a 11:5 - Or "know how life" (or "the spirit") / "enters the body being formed"
      6 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle,5 for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.

      References for Ecclesiastes 11:6

      Remember Your Creator While Young

      7 Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.6

      References for Ecclesiastes 11:7