| 1 ¶ Cast thy bread upon
the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
.2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
it We are blessed in sharing here and in eternity.
Seven ... eight Sharing fully as seven represents completeness; and help one more "for good measure" (as we say in English).
If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and
if the tree fall toward the south, 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 he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how 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 withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
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He that observeth Many hope for a better day to share the good news
about a loving God. They are afraid someone will tell them, no.
6 - Sow Certainly applies to sharing the truth of the Bible ps12605f. The Holy Spirit impresses the mind.
¶ Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes
to behold the sun:
8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.
9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
|9 - Rejoice This chapter expresses is what Solomon wished for his son or for youth in general. A great contrast to the "all is vanity" theme. And the advice is good for all of us.|