Ecclesiastes 11:1-7 ESV

Cast Your Bread upon the Waters

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

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2 3Give a portion to 4seven, or even to eight, 5for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.

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3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will 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 the way 6the spirit comes to 7the bones in the womba of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

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    • € 11:5 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Targum; most Hebrew manuscripts As you do not know the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb
      6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening 8withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.

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      7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to 9see the sun.

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