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| Book of Ecclesiastes|
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- Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 [ Verse 6 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 1 Cast R273 your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will R273 find it after F139 many days. 2 Divide R274 your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune R275 may occur on the earth. 3 If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies. F140 4 He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap. 5 Just as you do not know R276 the F141 path of the wind and how R277 bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant F142 woman, so you do not know R278 the activity of God who makes all things. 6 Sow your seed in R279 the morning and do not be F143 idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning F144 or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.
F139 Lit in, within
F140 Lit is
F141 Or with many mss how the spirit enters the bones in the womb
F142 Lit full
F143 Lit let down your hand
F144 Lit this or that
R273 Deuteronomy 15:10; Proverbs 19:17; Matthew 10:42; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 6:10
R274 Psalms 112:9; Matthew 5:42; Luke 6:30; 1 Timothy 6:18,19
R275 Ecclesiastes 11:8; 12:1
R276 John 3:8
R277 Psalms 139:13-16
R278 Ecclesiastes 1:13; 3:10,11; 8:17
R279 Ecclesiastes 9:10
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