Ecclesiastes 11:1

Invest in Many Ventures

1 Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
ESV
1 Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
NLT
1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.
MSG
1 e generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns.
CSB
1 Send your bread on the surface of the waters, for after many days you may find it.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 In-Context

1 Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.
2 Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
3 If clouds are full of water, they pour rain on the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there it will 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, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 6; Isaiah 32:20; Hosea 10:12
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 24:19; Proverbs 19:17; Matthew 10:42
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