11 Cast thy bread a†upon the waters: bfor thou shalt find it after many days. 2 cGive a portion to dseven, and also to eight; efor thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. 3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the fsouth, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. 4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and ghe that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. 5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the hspirit, nor ihow the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. 6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening kwithhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether †shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be lalike good.
7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to mbehold the sun: 8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember nthe days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.
9 oRejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy pyouth, and qwalk in the ways of thine heart, and in rthe sight of thine eyes: sbut know thou, that for all these things tGod will bring thee into judgment. 10 Therefore remove ||sorrow from thy heart, and uput away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
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