11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it
after many days.
11:2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou
knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
11:3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty [themselves]
upon the earth: and if the tree falleth towards the south, or
towards the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there
it shall be.
11:4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that
regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
11:5 As thou knowest not what [is] the way of the spirit, [nor]
the structure of the parts of conception in her that is with
child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh
11:6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold
not thy hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper,
either this or that, or whether they both [shall be] alike
11:7 Truly the light [is] sweet, and a pleasant [thing it is]
for the eyes to behold the sun:
11:8 But if a man shall 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.
11:9 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 thy
heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: but know thou, that for
all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.
11:10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil
from thy flesh: for childhood and youth [are] vanity.