Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 11

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New International Version

Ecclesiastes 11

NLT 1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. NIV 1 Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. NLT 2 But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. NIV 2 Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land. NLT 3 When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. NIV 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. NLT 4 Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. NIV 4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. NLT 5 Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. NIV 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. NLT 6 Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both. NIV 6 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. NLT 7 Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning. NIV 7 Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. NLT 8 When people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. But let them also remember there will be many dark days. Everything still to come is meaningless. NIV 8 However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all. But let them remember the days of darkness, for there will be many. Everything to come is meaningless. NLT 9 Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. NIV 9 You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. NLT 10 So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless. NIV 10 So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.

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